European Legislation Identifier (ELI) – Facilitating interoperability in the context of legal information
The European Legislation Identifier (ELI) is a new tool based on semantic technology, which is used to interconnect legislative documents. It has been established on the initiative of EU Member States and EU Institutions to make legislation available online in a more harmonised way and to facilitate exchanging, accessing and reusing legal information across borders.
This session looked at the origin of the ELI initiative, its objectives and the current state if its implementation, highlighting at the same time the benefits if offers both to its adopters and users.
It was aimed primarily at public officials responsible for the production and dissemination of legal information, but it was also followed with great interest by academics, students, librarians and other information management professionals.