By Kevin O'Keefe

Open Legal Blog Archive Moves Forward

Well, we have the legal blogs from the LexBlog Community – close to 2,000 of them – and the blog authors – about 25,000 of them – over on the Open Legal Blog Archive site.

And with them, closing in on 600,000 legal blog posts. That’s a lot of legal insight and commentary from a lot of authorities from a lot of places on a lot of subjects.

We’ll start archiving more legal blogs, just as Archive.org archives the net, in the coming weeks.

If you’re interested in helping out, let me know. We’re going to be looking for an intern or two with a passion for the law and knowledge organization – maybe on track for a career in law librarianship.

Mind you, the Archive site is not up to snuff yet. I asked the team to just get something up, using our portal platform software. Portal is our technology for aggregating and curating blogs, with their accompanying metadata.

Being able to find blogs by subject, author, jurisdiction etc doesn’t work when you display the blogs in alphabetical order, like we are doing now on the Archive site.

I saw a faceted search the team developed applied to the data this week. It was pretty slick. We’ll get that stylized and up on the site soon. That’ll give bloggers and other interested parties the ability to see the depth of the information available.

The goal of the Archive is to give legal professionals and the public access to all credible legal blogs, worldwide, directly from the Archive site or via its syndication partners, including law schools, legal research and AI platforms, bar associations, continuing legal education organizations and others.

Stay tuned.

Kevin O'Keefe
About the Author

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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