Target Audience: All AALL members interested in participating in the development of a portal to and repository of local, state, national, tribal, international, and transnational legislative information
1) Participants will be able to summarize the relationship of collecting and making accessible digital content through the Law Library of Congress website, and the Law Library’s ongoing mission to collect and preserve print collections.
2) Participants will be able to interact with Law Library of Congress personnel, articulating options and opportunities for law libraries to collaborate in building a national repository and portal for law and legislation.
AALL supports the Law Library of Congress’s concept, effort to create, and management of Law.gov , a portal to and repository of local, state, tribal, national, international, and transnational legal and legislative information. Law Library representatives will provide an overview of Project ONE at the Library of Congress and the Law.gov access point; updates to THOMAS in 2012 and what's next; possible metadata standards for future search indexing in Law.gov; and future technologies for Law.gov. Emily Feltren, Director of the AALL Government Relations Office, will discuss the federal and state inventories of legal materials. Participants will be asked to provide input on what models for collaboration would be most effective to develop and sustain this exciting initiative.