In this section we cover the most commonly asked questions with regards to each target audience‚Äôs involvement with ECLI.
For Database Administrators:
- Can I have my database indexed by the ECLI Search Engine?Every case law database containing judgments that have an ECLI assigned can be indexed by the ECLI Search Engine. Not all judgments in the database must have an ECLI assigned, but on the other hand: only those documents having an ECLI can be indexed.
You do not have to assign ECLI‚Äôs yourself to have your database indexed. Also republishers of case law documents can have them indexed. This is especially of value if you add specific metadata (e.g. in other languages).
- Is it technically complicated to have my database connected to the ECLI Search Engine?A technical interface was defined the European Commission, supported by an expert group from Member States, to connect to the ECLI Search Engine, based on XML and the Sitemap protocol. An open source software package was also developed to support an easy and quick connection.
- Where can I find more information?If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the website, please feel free to¬†contact us.