A new report on “link rot” respecting archived digital legal resources has been issued by the Chesapeake Project Legal Information Archive. The report is entitled: “Link Rot” and Legal Resources on the Web: A 2010 Analysis by the Chesapeake Project.
According to the publication announcement, the report states that “nearly 28 percent of the online [law-related] publications archived [by the project] between March 2007 and March 2008 have now disappeared from their original locations on the Web but, due to the project’s preservation efforts, remain accessible via permanent archive URLs.” The report states that this rate of link rot has risen from 14.3% in 2009 and from 8.3% in 2008.
The report also relates that respecting the legal resources in the project’s archives, links for resources on U.S. state government Websites are more likely to be broken than those for resources on Websites of U.S. federal government entities, or of nonprofit organizations.
For more information, please see the full report.
Click here for more information about LIPA: The Legal Information Preservation Alliance.
HT Sarah Rhodes.
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