Thursday, February 02, 2012

CanLII Strategic Priorities 2012-2014

CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, has published a document on its strategic priorities for 2012-2014.

CanLII, whose funding comes from members of Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies, makes Canadian jurisprudence and statutes available for free via the Internet.

Its strategic priorities are:
  1. Secure permanent role as foremost source of free law in Canada
  2. Continually enrich content to meet needs of public and professional users
  3. Deliver easy to use professional grade tools and a compelling site experience
  4. Continuously promote and defend free access to law
Among future plans, CanLII mentions:
"When it comes to accessing content on or through the CanLII site, CanLII will strive to expand its users’ access to high value legal materials. This may involve incorporating secondary sources into CanLII, but it could also occur through facilitating searches of materials hosted elsewhere as CanLII’s interests go beyond growing its own site and extend to pursuing partnerships that advance the goals of other leading legal information providers. Potential partners include not-for-proft as well as for-proft institutions with an interest in expanding the free availability of their legal materials."

"CanLII will also seek out opportunities to improve understanding. For example, working with educational and other organizations, CanLII will explore opportunities to develop specialized services such as topic compilations and open access casebooks, and other professional user-generated content."

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