Implement manual "update" button/form for individual cases to avoid 24h wait for recapthelaw update
How about a button/link/form somewhere on recapthelaw that would allow you to manually initiate an update for a specific case (or, say, up to five cases if you are ambitious)?
For example: After uploading docs to http://www.archive.org/details/gov.uscourts.wvnd.27168, I would *really* like to be able to initiate an update on recapthelaw of just that case, meaning to build/rebuild the recapthelaw summary page and links that you would expect to find at http://archive.recapthelaw.org/wvnd/27168/ .
For cases in which the summary page already exists on recapthelaw, you could include an "update from archive.org" link/button, and for new cases, a form that lets you enter either the archive.org link, and/or maybe district + PACER number (the latter is probably more useful for the general public who may not know how to construct the archive.org URL).
Aaron Greenspan commented
You may want to check out PlainSite (http://www.plainsite.org) as an alternative front-end to RECAP. You can manually update any PACER case using the History page alone or the History and Summary pages.