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Right now we have a problem: when it comes to legal resources for people in need, lots of useful information is scattered across many different websites, databases, and even printed flyers and booklets. When valuable information is too hard to find or too cumbersome to use,... Read more
RSS stands for "Rich Site Summary" and it is a dialect of XML. For a more thorough technical definition of RSS, See "What is RSS?" an LSNTAP Blog post.  Although the technical definition of RSS isn't the easiest to understand, don't let that scare you away from this... Read more
What is the Legal Services XML (LSXML) Coalition & Project?A few pioneers in the legal aid community saw the vision for XML in the practice of poverty law.  A group of organizations created a project to respond and further develop their initial vision.In 2001, Marc... Read more
How is XML Being Used in Poverty Law? This section describes how XML is improving, streamlining and transforming the way information is shared between our legal aid websites, case management systems and other databases and computer systems.   1. Linking Statewide... Read more
Need to Change or Request a New Code for the National Subject Matter Index? Use the new Index Updater Tool ( What is the National Subject Matter Index for Legal Aid?The NSMI is a taxonomy of legal aid substantive topics, based in part on... Read more
What is the National Subject Matter Index? The National Subject Matter Index (NSMI) provides a centralized, comprehensive taxonomy of topics for the legal aid community by which documents and data can be indexed. The NSMI is a powerful tool that makes it possible to share... Read more
Why is XML Useful for Legal Aid?Legal aid programs use various systems to catalog and track data. We have case management systems that are written in various databases; we have websites that house relevant documents; we have GIS mapping systems that map data. XML is a tool that... Read more
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