ARCHIVED: Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee

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CHARGE: The Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee shall articulate and advance the law library profession's principles and values concerning public information provided on government websites. Such principles and values include permanent public access, authenticity, citizen usability, comprehensiveness and other suitability for legal research and reflect the special concerns and unique competencies of law librarians.

The committee shall use the principles and values, along with established AALL website evaluation criteria, to identify websites that represent best practices. The committee will develop and maintain a web-based framework to categorize judicial, legislative, executive branch and local government websites and link to them as examples.

The committee shall be responsible for advising AALL about issues relating to electronic legal information and may be called upon to collaborate with other committees, including the Government Relations Committee.

SIZE: The committee shall consist of eight members and a chair.

(Revised and approved October, 2005 Executive Board Meeting - Tab 3, page 3377)