Sean McGrath of Proplyon — and a member of our community — has posted Towards a Bill Status Data Model, in The NIEM EDemocracy Initiative (NEI) Google Group. In this post, Mr. McGrath sets out “5 possible approaches to a 50-state bill status data model” for U.S. states. The post also contains descriptions of typical… Read more »
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Sean McGrath of Proplyon — and a member of our community — has launched a new legal technology project: The NIEM EDemocracy Initiative (NEI). The goal of NEI appears to be to develop “technological standards based on the” U.S. National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), as applied particularly to law-related e-government functions. Mr. McGrath’s post entitled… Read more »
An interesting discussion — among members of our community — of version control for legislation in digital formats took place this past week on Quora. Ari Hershowitz of Tabulaw (GovLoop profile here) began the discussion. Contributors to the discussion included Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute (GovLoop profile here), Marci Harris of POPVOX (GovLoop… Read more »
Sean McGrath of Proplyon — and a member of our community — has posted Legislative Workbench (LWB) Technical White Paper, Version 1.0 (2011). The paper describes the architecture of the system that powers KLISS, the Kansas Legislative Information Services System. Click here for Sean’s earlier posts about KLISS.
Mike Wash, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has posted Authentication Is a User-Centric Activity, on his blog, The WashBoard. Mr. Wash’s post identifies key issues respecting the authentication of digital government information — including U.S. federal legal information — and discusses GPO’s approach to authentication. For other recent discussion of… Read more »
Sean McGrath of Proplyon — and a member of our community — has written an interesting new post on authentication of electronic legal information, entitled Pssst…there is no such thing as an authentic/original/official/master electronic legal text.
John L. Sheridan of the UK National Archives and his team have released Legislation.gov.uk, which presents UK legislation as Linked Data, and provides free public access — including bulk access via RESTful API — to UK legislation and legislative metadata in a range of formats, including XML. Legislation.gov.uk includes both statutes and statutory instruments. Click… Read more »