Steve Matthews, Slawyer and the person behind Stem Legal Web Enterprises, has once again shown his technical chops. Now that the Canadian legal publishers have finally come into this decade by putting out RSS feeds, thanks in large measure to his and Connie Crosby’s chivvying and chiding, ((See, e.g., Canadian Legal Publishers – RSS Feed Update)), there’s some interesting publisher data to work with.
Steve has taken advantage of the various tools that are out there now on the web to mix and to gather the feeds into one place, LegalPubs.ca.
There you’ll find an aggregation of the most recent materials put out by the publishers, as well as a separate feed and feed reader for each of the publishers so that if you want to delve deeper into CCH Canada’s list or that from Irwin Law you can do that without leaving the site. In addition there’s a Rollyo search box he’s built that will let you search across all the Canadian legal publishers’ sites.
This site is a brilliant illustration of what can be done on the web to make our working lives easier, and an illustration, too, of how giving away information in XML format can redound to the giver’s benefit again and again.
Congratulations, Steve. And thanks.