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Retrospective publication way of the future


Cite as: (2009) 83(02) LIJ, p.15

The LIJ is now part of one of the biggest online law libraries.

A $40,000 Legal Services Board grant has allowed for past issues of the flagship journal of the LIV to be scanned and uploaded onto the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website.

The funding will facilitate retrospective online publication of the LIJ from 1997 to 2002 and, as part of this year’s LIV 150th celebrations, will include a full text of the first LIJ published in 1927.

The AustLII reference centre provides free internet access to more than four million Australasian legal documents, including legislation from all states and territories, decisions of most federal and state courts and tribunals and some law journals.

The LIJ is published monthly and, since 2002, has been available in both print and online formats.

LIV member and information services general manager Sue Woodman said as demands on lawyers’ time have increased, so has the need for information to be delivered more concisely and quickly.

“It is about increasing and improving accessibility to legal information and enhancing the usability of that information through an online format,” she said.

The LIV Council recently approved an $11,000 grant to AustLII.

To view archive versions of the LIJ visit


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