The KF Modified Enhancement Project

3Jan2014 at 10:12 am (Enhancements) (, , )

Our long serving KF Modified champion, Humayun Rashid, has written a wonderful article on the various expansion and enhancement projects that have been introduced to KF Modified since its inception.  “The KF Modified Enhancement Project: Evolution in a Digital Era” appears in vol. 38, no. 3/4 of the Canadian Law Library Review/Revue canadienne des bibliothèques de droit.

This paper provides an historical overview and includes a number of examples from the classification schedule to illustrate the rational, principles and development of these enhancements.  Rashid describes the Project as an ongoing initiative that aims to provide “the best possible subject-oriented approach to researching and accessing materials emanating from all common law jurisdictions.” And he concludes that this ongoing work indicates that the “KF Modified classification is very much alive and well.” (p. 161)

Rashid also includes this invitation to the KF Modified user community:

“… the Editorial Board is open to all suggestions from users, and warmly welcomes new ideas or proposals for any potential projects.  The KF Modified user community is encouraged to submit their comments and ideas to the Chair, Subcommittee on Classification [Rashid] or KF Modified Committee [Tim] for consideration by the Editorial Board.”

I would add that suggestions can also be submitted through the KF Modified Blog.

Work on the third and fourth quarterly updates for KF Modified will begin shortly and recent enhancements to taxation law and privacy law will be incorporated.

All the best to all of you for the coming year!


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Report of the Sub-Committee on Classification

13Nov2013 at 1:18 pm (Enhancements) (, )

Rashid submitted this report to the CALL/ACBD executive on October 22nd, 2013.  He describes some of the recent expansions to the KF Modified schedule.

I meant to post it then but got sidetracked.  


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Two New Enhancements Part of Update for the 4th Quarter

29Feb2012 at 9:51 am (Enhancements, Updates) (, )

The KF Modified update for the fourth quarter of 2011 has been completed and delivered to CALL headquarters. Your copy should be available to you soon.

This update includes two new enhancements expanding classification possibilities for Labour Law (KF3300+) and Environmental Law (KF3775+). Thanks to Humayun Rashid and Alain Rochefort for their work in developing these two new additions!

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KF Modified Enhancements: KF4483.I5 and KF4483.N3

3Mar2011 at 9:45 am (Enhancements)

Just a short note to let you know that the enhancements for KF4483.I5 (Immigration and Emigration. Refugees and Foreign Nationals. Passports) and KF4483.N3 (Nationality and Citizenship) were included in the 4th quarter update. You’ll notice that the whole section on constitutional law was rearranged a little to accommodate these new sections.

Many thanks to Humayan Rashid and the KF Modified Committee for all their work on this!

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Some KF Modified Enhancements on the Way

22Oct2010 at 3:58 pm (Enhancements)

Rashid and the KF Modified Committee have been diligently working on enhancements in two areas of the KF Modified schedule:

  • KF4483.I5
    Immigration & Emigration. Refugees & Foreign Nationals. Passports
  • KF4483.N3
    Nationality and citizenship

The drafts are complete and are in the review stage and should be ready for inclusion in the 4th quarter update. Once the initial review is done I’ll also post the drafts here so you can have a chance to comment as well.

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Two New Draft Enhancements Available for Review

7May2010 at 4:04 pm (Enhancements) (, , )

I am pleased to share with you Humayun Rashid’s draft proposals for enhancement to KF4483.I5 (Immigration and emigration. Aliens. Passports) and KF4483.N3 (Nationality and citizenship. Naturalization). Both of these enhancements expand on the existing classification numbers providing greater possibilities for specific topics under these two numbers. The KF Modified Committee will review these proposals at the business meeting on Sunday afternoon.

Draft Enhancement for KF4483.I5

Draft Enhancement for KF4483.I5

Draft Enhancement KF4483.N3

Draft Enhancement KF4483.N3

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