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.
102 Law Libr. J. 581-597 (2010)
Rhodes, Sarah, "Breaking Down Link Rot: The Chesapeake Project Legal Information Archive’s Examination of URL Stability" (2010). Digital Preservation Publications. Paper 6.