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Link Rot: How the Inaccessibility of Electronic Citations Affects the Quality of New Zealand Scholarly Literature

  title={Link Rot: How the Inaccessibility of Electronic Citations Affects the Quality of New Zealand Scholarly Literature},
  author={Ailsa Parker},
“Link rot” or the decay of a URL as a result of removal of its website, content change or redirection, is recognised as a major problem in a variety of information retrieval areas. Library catalogues, distance learning resources and reference lists within scholarly literature are all affected. Within reference lists of scholarly articles, various trends have been researched and identified. An increase in the use of electronic citations has been paralleled by the decay of their links. Rates of… Expand
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