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LC – Foreign Law Web Archives

The Signal – : “Law and government are major areas of web archiving at the Library of Congress, and feature prominently among the event and thematic collections available on The Law Library, which holds the largest collection of legal materials in the world, also coordinates the collection of Law websites through five significant collections: the Federal Courts Web Archive, the International Tribunals Web Archive, the Legal Blawgs Web Archive, the United States Congressional Web Archive, and the recently released Foreign Law Web Archive. These collections represent over 1,500 web archives, many of which are part of the 4,240 recently released new web archives across 43 event and thematic collections. I spoke with Robert Brammer, Senior Legal Information Specialist at the Law Library, to learn more about the new Foreign Law Web Archive. In addition to creating web archive collections for the Law Library, Robert serves as a subject matter expert for the development of, built the Law Library’s Facebook Messenger chatbot, and is a member of the In Custodia Legis blog team. Robert explained that the Foreign Law Web Archive is comprised of foreign legal materials, including online gazettes and judicial websites. It is important to collect these because many foreign legal materials are now posted online, with some jurisdictions dispensing with a print publication entirely…”

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