Here is a summary of the update:
- A statement of core principles respecting Law.gov is being drafted by co-convenors of the Law.gov Workshops held earlier this year. So far the statement addresses bulk access, authentication, and copyright. When the statement is complete, it will be sent to deans of several U.S. law schools for review. In fall 2010 it will be released for public comment.
- Video, tweetscripts, and transcripts of the 2010 Law.gov Workshops are being packaged, and will be released in fall 2010. The videos are already available on YouTube and at the Internet Archive. Click here for agendas from the workshops. Click here for Law.gov Twitter tweets from 28 April 2010 through the present.
- Work on the National Inventory of Legal Materials will continue throughout summer 2010. In fall 2010, procedures will be issued for making use of the National Inventory, including procedures for identifying jurisdictions whose practices are inconsistent the core principles mentioned above.
- In fall 2010, a timetable and procedures for the drafting of a Law.gov report will be issued. During summer 2010, those wishing to contribute documents to be included in the Law.gov report are welcome to submit them on the Law.gov Google Group.
- The next update on Law.gov should be issued shortly after 6 September 2010.