Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute
in Ithaca, New York, is hosting a workshop for the Law dot Gov Initiativ
e March 22 and 23. The ambitious goal of the meeting is to develop standards and practices for metadata for legal information online.
The workshop is focusing on four specific activities:
- the creation of a general standard for caselaw
- exploration and adaptation of the CEN/Metalex interchange standard for statutes and regulations
- adaptation and illustration of the URN:lex standard for legal document addresses
- exploration of the “scaffolding” (such as metadata registries) needed to support authoritative, distributed systems
Participants in the workshop include representatives from the law schools and law libraries at Cornell, Yale, Rutgers, Harvard, and Columbia; the Law Library of Congress; the US Government Printing Office; the Princeton Center for Information Technology and Policy; Lexis-Nexis; the National Center for State Courts; the Sunlight Foundation; and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. You can follow the proceedings on Twitter at #lawgov.
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