Online Legal Information System (OLIS) Leveraging Access to Legal Information Resources in Indian Environment

  • Raj Kumar Bhardwaj Nalanda University, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bihar-803 116
  • Margam Madhusudhan Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007
Keywords: Legal information system, lawyers, courts, system design, testing, India

Abstract

The study illustrates the functionality of Online Legal Information System (OLIS) developed to suit the Indian environment. The OLIS perpetrates numerous types of legal information resources in a single window search so that lawyers, research scholars, students and the common masses can get the information expeditiously. The OLIS is accessible online at (http://www.olisindia.in). It has provision of citation search facility, filtering of retrieved records and, online account to keep the selected record. It is also compliant with Web 2.0 tools and empowers users to contribute their own contents in the system. The architecture of the system is in five layers. Data layer handles metadata associated with the contents while storage layer manages full text contents. Network layer perpetually connects the users and source institutions to build the system. Presentation layer facilitates display of the retrieved results in clusters. Business layer consolidates the operation of the system. A number of operations such as, latest news, online help FAQ, query submission, online discussion form for help and video tutorials have been created under this layer. 

dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.36.1.9271

Published
2016-01-22
How to Cite
BhardwajR., & MadhusudhanM. (2016). Online Legal Information System (OLIS) Leveraging Access to Legal Information Resources in Indian Environment. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.36.1.9271
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