A call for participation has been issued for the OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) Technical Committee, whose purpose is to “develop an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations.”
The scope of the committee’s work is described in the call as follows:
The LegalCiteM TC will develop an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations. Specifically, the standard will provide a conceptual model, vocabulary, metadata definitions and syntactical structure that:
- Enables cites to be richly tagged while leaving the visible text of the citation undisturbed;
- Works for a broad variety of legal content types including court cases, legislation, regulations, parliamentary documents and legal treatises;
- Supports citations as used in different countries and jurisdictions;
- Allows other metadata to be associated with citations for purposes beyond just linking.
The TC will also define use cases, overviews, sample data sets and such other non-normative content as can help guide implementers and users to develop and adopt the standard.
According to the call, those formally proposing the committee are:
- John Joergensen, Rutgers School of Law
- James Cabral, MTG Management Consultants, LLC
- Ken Hirsh, American Association of Law Libraries
- Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna-CIRSFID
- Wendy Carter, Individual member
- Daniel Bennett, Individual member
For more details, please see the call.
Email discussions concerning the development of this committee are archived at https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legalcite-markup-discuss/
HT Chet Ensign