Bringing life to dead: Role of Wayback Machine in retrieving vanished URLs

  title={Bringing life to dead: Role of Wayback Machine in retrieving vanished URLs},
  author={B. T. Sampath Kumar and K. R. Prithviraj},
  journal={Journal of Information Science},
  pages={71 - 81}
The paper makes an attempt to examine the decay and half-life of URL citations cited in articles of conference proceedings. The main focus of the paper is to explore the possibilities of recovering inactive URL citations through the Wayback Machine. The study collected a total of 5698 URLs cited in the 1700 articles published in three Indian LIS conference proceedings published during 2001–2010. Results of the study show that only 49.91% (2844 out of 5698) of URL citations remained active… 
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