Persistence of Web References in Scientific Research

@article{Lawrence2001PersistenceOW,
  title={Persistence of Web References in Scientific Research},
  author={Steve Lawrence and David M. Pennock and Gary William Flake and Robert Krovetz and Frans Coetzee and Eric J. Glover and Finn {\AA}rup Nielsen and Andries Kruger and C. Lee Giles},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2001},
  volume={34},
  pages={26-31}
}
The lack of persistence of Web references has called into question the increasingly common practice of citing URLs in scientific papers. It is argued that although few critical resources have been lost to date, new strategies to manage Internet resources and improved citation practices are necessary to minimize the future loss of information. 

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