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World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII): Australia's lead role in creating global legal research infrastructure (Stage 2)

Funding: 2004: $693,818

Project Member(s): Mowbray, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)
Sun Microsystems (OTHER Sun Microsystems)
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (OTHER Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Australian Law Reform Commission (OTHER Australian Law Reform Commission)
Thomson Legal and Regulatory (Thomson Legal & Regulatory Ltd)
High Court of Australia (OTHER High Court of Australia)
Australian Business Ltd (OTHER Australian Business Ltd)
CCH Australia Ltd (OTHER CCH Australia Ltd)
University of New South Wales (The University of New South Wales)

Start year: 2004

Summary: The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) is leading the development of a comprehensive global free access internet legal research facility ('WorldLII' - the World Legal Information Institute), in cooperation with an international consortium of free access legal information providers. We are simultaneously extending the quantity and quality of AustLII as Australia's only national legal research infrastructure, and integrating it into the emerging WorldLII structure and standards. All Australian legal researchers, and the Australian community, are benefiting. Stage 2 expands the available databases, improves retrieval facilities and interfaces, increases system security and reliability, and satisfies rapidly increasing access demands.


Greenleaf, GW, Mowbray, AS & Chung, PT 2004, 'A New Home for Commonwealth Law: A Proposal for CommonLII', Journal of Information Law and Technology, vol. 2004, no. 2, pp. 1-27.
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Keywords: computerisation of law, information retrieval, law, hypertext, legal research, cataloguing,

FOR Codes: Law, Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified, Information Storage, Retrieval and Management, Global Information Systems, Information services not elsewhere classified, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified, International relations not elsewhere classified, Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems), Information Retrieval and Web Search, Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services, International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)