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  • Law Library: Legal Gazettes


  • Joe Kolodrubetz joined the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library as a 2021 Junior Fellow to create metadata for the foreign legal gazettes digitization project. Legal gazettes are official sources of law printed by national and local governments throughout the world to announce decisions by courts, executive bodies, legislatures and other authorities. Metadata includes two types of information: first, information used by the Library internally for cataloging, and, secondly, keywords used externally by researchers in conducting searches. During the fellowship, Kolodrubetz read the previously scanned collections of Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and other nations, then created keywords to attach to the documents as metadata. Next, he helped clear documents for posting to the website, where the metadata can be collated and presented to the public. The collection includes documents from six continents and more than thirty governments, in more than ten languages, spanning back more than seventy years, on diverse topics of public and private law. By equipping the Library's holdings of legal gazettes with metadata, Kolodrubetz helped make the data contained in the gazettes accessible for research and historic preservation. He has also helped create priorities for data processing in years to come.

Event Date

  • July 21, 2021

Running Time

  • 3 minutes 8 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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