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World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII): Australia's lead role in creating global legal research infrastructure (Stage 3)

Project Member(s): Mowbray, A.

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

Start year: 2005

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.

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, Nga Tikanga Maori (Maori Customary Law), Information Retrieval and Web Search, Ng¿¿ tikanga M¿¿ori (M¿¿ori customary law) , Inter-organisational, extra-organisational and global information systems, International relations, Information services, Justice and the law