Today in VoxPopuLII, Ivan Mokanov of CanLII (our neighbor to the North) talks about vendor-neutral, media-neutral citations. These are critical building blocks for public legal-information infrastructure. Work on neutral citation in the US has been going on since the mid-90’s, with a few significant adopters and some very good work from the American Association of Law Libraries Citation Formats Committee. But it is far from universally adopted in the US, and it should be. For some of the reasons why, read this paper by LII co-founder Peter W. Martin. This is certainly an area to which we will pay increased attention as the law.gov effort gains traction.
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