Category Archives: Commentary

CFR in XML Available for Bulk Download from GPO

[NOTE: Updated on 27 December 2009 to add the final four paragraphs.] The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for 2007-2009 is now available for bulk download in XML from U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) FDsys. Click here for the … Continue reading

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Legal Information & the Ithaka Report on the Federal Depository Library Program

[NOTE: Updated on 27 December 2009 to refer to the Law.gov project.] A report recommending changes to the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was issued this month by ITHAKA S+R: Roger C. Schonfeld & Ross Housewright, Documents for a … Continue reading

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Interlaken Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights

[NOTE added on 28 February 2010: Click here for the full text of the Interlaken Declaration agreed at the conference. Click here for Antoine Buyse's commentary on the declaration. Click here for Antoine Buyse's links to the conference page and … Continue reading

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Drupal for Courts

A group of legal informatics researchers, of which I’m one, is currently trying to identify courts that use the Drupal open-source content management system for their Websites or other information systems. So far, we have identified just one court Website … Continue reading

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Update on Legal Information Preservation: 2009 LIPA Minutes Available

Minutes are now available of the July 26, 2009 meeting of LIPA, the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, held in Washington, DC, at the 2009 AALL Annual Meeting. LIPA coordinates legal information preservation efforts in the United States. Here are some … Continue reading

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New Blog on Developing Digital Law Collections: Hacked Librarian

John Joergensen, Esq., the award-winning digital law library developer, and creator of the Rutgers University Camden Law Library Digital Collections, has launched a new blog, called Hacked Librarian, focused on the details of creating digital legal collections. The first post, … Continue reading

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