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AustLII: Creating national and regional infrastructure for all legal research

Funding: 2002: $277,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)
Asia-Pacific Military Law Centre, Dept of Defence
University of New South Wales (The University of New South Wales)
Sun Microsystems
IP Australia
Australian Business Ltd
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Dept Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Start year: 2002

Summary: This is the third year of a project to develop an online national legal research facility at the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII - http://www.austlii.edu.au/) comprising completion or creation of (i) a comprehensive national primary legal materials collection; (ii) key historical legal materials; (ii) a regional legal information service; (iv) a gateway facility to other Australian legal materials; (v) a core collection of secondary materials; and (vi) computing capacity necessary for research into large-scale computerisation of law. The outcome will be to enhance the research productivity of all Australian legal researchers no matter where located, and to enhance AustLII's own capacity to carry out research into large-scale computerisation of law.

Keywords: computerisation of law legal research hypertext law information retrieval

FOR Codes: Law, Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified, Information Storage, Retrieval and Management, Information services not elsewhere classified, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified