Over the last year or so we've been delighted to get to know the folks at ITTIG, the closest thing Italy has to the LII. Like us, ITTIG brings together legal and technical expertise to create legal-information systems that serve the public (unlike us, ITTIG is government-funded).
Yesterday, we were excited to receive a new book by ITTIG's Enrico Francesconi. Technologies for European Integration describes work in legal-information interoperability growing out of efforts in the EU to bring together the independent bodies of legal information from each of the member states. It's a great survey of what's been done in Italy -- and a reminder of how much more there is to do in the US.