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News from AustLII (24 May 2005)
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National Training Programme: Hobart, Sydney AustLII Wins No 1 Website Award New Tool: Update Status for Case Law New Journal and Cases Databases Subscription Information Contact Details
NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME: HOBART, SYDNEY
The AustLII National Training Programme in Internet Legal Research, presented in conjunction with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at UNSW, is being held in Hobart on Friday, 17 June 2005 and in Sydney on Monday, 27 June 2005.
This full day course provides a systematic introduction to Australian and international legal materials on the Internet, with an emphasis on those materials available for free access. The huge variety of free-access digital resources that have become available in recent years make them indispensable both to those who depend on free access, and to those who also have access to the commercial legal publishers' services. The course covers:
For a brochure or to register, see <http://www.austlii.edu.au/training/>. It is advisable to register early as places for each course are limited.
AUSTLII WINS NO 1 WEBSITE AWARD
AustLII has won the Hitwise No 1 Website Award for the March 2005 quarter. For the period from January to March 2005, Hitwise ranked AustLII No 1, based on the number of unique Australian visitors, against other Australian websites in the Business and Finance - Legal category. AustLII also received a Hitwise Top 10 Website Award for the same quarter for ranking No 2 in the Education - Reference category.
These, and other AustLII awards, are listed at <http://www.austlii.edu.au/austlii/awards.html>.
NEW TOOL: UPDATE STATUS FOR CASE LAW
We have provided a new tool - Update Status for Case Law - which enables users to see at a glance the currency of all of AustLII's case law databases for each Australian jurisdiction. The tool also provides details of the last update date, the most recent decision, the approximate frequency of updates and, where they exist, links to the Court or Tribunal's own website.
NEW JOURNAL AND CASES DATABASES
"Macquarie Business Law Journal"
The full text of the Macquarie Business Law Journal from 2004 is now available on AustLII.
"Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal of Tasmania" This database contains full-text decisions of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal of Tasmania since 2004. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/tas/TASWRCT/>.
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