Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Ms. Rhodes explores URL stability, measured by the prevalence of link rot over a three-year period, among the original URLs for law- and policy-related materials published to the web and archived though the Chesapeake Project, a collaborative digital preservation initiative under way in the law library community. The results demonstrate a significant increase in link rot over time in materials originally published to seemingly stable organization, government, and state web sites.

Comments

Copyright 2010 by the American Association of Law Libraries. The author has granted permission for copies of this article to be made for classroom use or for any other educational purpose provided that (1) copies are distributed at or below cost, (2) author and Journal are identified, and (3) proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy. For articles in which it holds copyright, the American Association of Law Libraries grants permission for copies to be made for classroom use or for any other educational purpose under the same conditions.

Publication Citation

102 Law Libr. J. 581-597 (2010)