Keeping your Eye on the Ball: Current Awareness for Policy-making Based on Free Legal Resources

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    When thinking of a free legal resource’s primary benefit, we quite often imagine the typical user as being one gearing up for a legal battle, or at least somebody conducting legal research. But freely accessible legal information can also serve to inform and support policy-making efforts and advocacy. The presentation will demonstrate two business cases illustrating how current awareness systems monitoring the free legal web can support policymakers: the first system was designed to monitor policy and regulatory material impacting the fight against cancer, the second one to compile standard enforcement information by monitoring how standards are integrated into legislation.