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Legislative Metadata: What's the Point?

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Contribution to Open Gov West (OGW) 2011 panel: "Creating Open, Accessible, Low-Cost Documents," 13 May 2011, Portland, Oregon. Moderator: Sarah Schacht

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Legislative Metadata: What's the Point?

  1. 1. Robert Richards, J.D., M.S.L.I.S., M.A.<br />Ph.D. Student<br />University of Washington <br />Department of Communication<br />Legalinformatics.wordpress.com/about/<br />Contribution to Panel: <br />“Creating Open, Accessible, Low-Cost Documents” <br />OGW 2011: Open Gov West <br />13 May 2011, Portland, Oregon<br />Legislative Metadata:What’s the Point?<br />
  2. 2. Legislative Metadata: What’s the Point?<br />1. Transparency<br />LII: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/<br />Legislation.gov.uk: http://tinyurl.com/3afyuet<br />Visualizations: Timelines<br />Mashability for Accountability: Statutes in RDF<br />OpenCongress: http://www.opencongress.org/<br />OpenGovernment: http://www.opengovernment.org/<br />2. Civic Engagement<br />POPVOX: https://www.popvox.com/<br />LexPop: http://lexpop.org/<br />Living Voters’ Guide: http://www.livingvotersguide.org/<br />
  3. 3. Legislative Metadata: What’s the Point?<br />3. Machine-to-Machine Systems<br />Self-Updating Public Administration Systems: Project AGILE: http://tinyurl.com/44nnmrv<br />Private Sector Compliance Systems: TR ONESOURCE: http://onesource.thomsonreuters.com/<br />Identifiers & Resolvers: URN:LEX: http://tinyurl.com/43laeyh<br />The Legal Semantic Web: Legislation.gov.uk’s Linked Data: http://tinyurl.com/3afyuet<br />4. Innovation Yet to Come<br />Law.Gov: http://tinyurl.com/yab7p3e<br />Framework: Robinson et al., Government Data & the Invisible Hand: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1138083<br />

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