Case Law as Data: Making It, Sharing It, Using It (F8)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coordinator: Adam Ziegler, Harvard Law School Library
Speaker: Anastasia Aizman, Harvard Law School Library

Tracks: Collection Development & Cataloging; Information Technology

As part of the Caselaw Access Project (CAP), Harvard Law Library is digitizing millions of historical U.S. court decisions, but digitization is just the first step. What comes next is making that data publicly available, especially to the thousands of students, scholars, and researchers with whom so many AALL members work. The possibilities are endless, as are the opportunities for librarians to lead their communities and institutions in exploring this data. This session will give a brief history of the CAP program, share lessons learned during the digitization process, highlight early experiments with the data, and look at ways to expand access and use as broadly as possible in the coming years.

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