OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) TC
Developing an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations
LegalCiteM is an affiliated LegalXML Member Section Technical Committee
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- TC Liaisons
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- Technical Work Produced by the Committee
- Expository Work Produced by the Committee
- External Resources
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The first meeting of the OASIS Legal Citation Markup (LegalCiteM) Technical Committee was held via teleconference on February 12, 2014. The TC plans to convene via conference call on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Participation in the OASIS LegalCiteM TC is open to all interested parties. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The LegalCiteM TC develops an open standard for machine-readable tagging of legal citations based upon a formalized conceptual model, vocabulary, metadata definitions, and prescribed syntax. The goal of the standard is to support rich tagging of citations while leaving the visible text of the citation undisturbed. The markup is intended to work for a broad variety of legal content types — including court cases, legislation, regulations, parliamentary documents, and legal treatises. It supports citations as used in different countries and jurisdictions, and allows other metadata to be associated with citations for purposes beyond just linking. The TC also defines use cases, overviews, sample data sets, and such other non-normative content to help guide implementers and users in adopting the standard.
The TC has formed the following Subcommittees:
- LegalCiteM Adjudications of Courts, Court Documents, and Court/Tribunal Rules Subcommittee
- LegalCiteM Executive Branch/Regulations/Administrative Documents Subcommittee
- LegalCiteM Legislation, Constitutions, Treaties and Parliamentary Documents Subcommittee
- LegalCiteM Secondary Material Subcommittee
- LegalCiteM Technical Subcommittee
No TC Liaisons have been announced for this TC.
- TC Wiki
This Committee has not produced technical work yet.
There are no approved expository work products for this TC yet.
A Different Perspective on Legislative Data by Kelly A. McGlynn, Reference Librarian, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Law Library Lights Volume 58, Number 4, Summer 2015. Law Librarian’s Society of Washington, D.C..
A Standardized Data/Markup Model to Support Neutral Citation of Court Cases, Legislation, and Regulations was compiled by Robin Cover of OASIS to provide background material on citations and citation standards initiatives globally. Please contact Robin with suggestions for additional material.
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