LIS Volunteer
University of Toronto
3d ago

Description of Duties :

Help a small team of entrepreneurs build the single largest open database of Canadian legislation, using spider technology.

Work with data from bills and statutes from every jurisdiction in Canada and the UK, using advanced scraping technology.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills :

Attention to detail. Understanding of legal terminology. Familiarity with legal publications (government websites, gazettes, etc.).

Outcomes : Completion of a statutes archive, containing every statute in Canada. Launch of a historical bills project, containing bills from every jurisdiction in Canada, in addition to the UK.

A sense of satisfaction at having contributed to the dissemination of legal information for the benefit of the public.

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