Weekly web archiving roundup for the week of May 13 2015:
- “The trouble with reference rot“, by Jeffrey M. Perkel. Nature article on link/reference rot in scholarly publications and how the Memento team is attempting to provide a solution by allowing users access to all of the saved versions of a given web page.
- “Users, Use Cases and Adapting Web Archiving to Achieve Better Results“, by Michael Neubert. Blog post on capturing large sites at the Library of Congress.
- “Going, going, gone: The imperative for archiving the web“, by Jackie Dooley. Results of recent OCLC conversations with members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership about web archiving issues.
- “Tweets and Deletes“. Archives are full of silences. Archivists try to surface these silences by making appraisal decisions about what to collect and what not to collect.