Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Resource discovery: UK Statute Law Database

UKPMC has been replaced: the year's best news so far is now this nugget from Boing Boing. Didn't take long, did it?

The UK Statute Law Database (SLD) is a free, searchable database of most of the UK's standing legislation. This is A Good Thing, and it's been a long time coming. Its predecessor, Statutes in force, has been out of date since its last update in 1991.

Making our laws more accessible and available is a step forward. If only more of our standard reference texts could make the same step!