Monday, April 18, 2016

Harvard Law Receives Major Grant to Continue Developing its Anti-Link Rot Tool

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of April 14, 2016 entitled Law Library of Congress Tackles Link Rot.

Harvard University's law school has been granted $700,000US by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue developing
"Link rot happens when a hyperlink on a web page or within a document points to a website or online resource that has changed or is no longer available. It is a serious problem affecting as much as 70 percent of all scholarly articles in law, medicine, science, and technology, impeding the ability to follow and evaluate the digital scholarly record. Building on solutions and approaches developed in the field of legal scholarship, this project will add to the Perma library coalition and seek to mitigate link rot in other fields."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:57 pm


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