The Availability and Persistence of Web References in D-Lib Magazine

@article{McCown2005TheAA,
  title={The Availability and Persistence of Web References in D-Lib Magazine},
  author={Frank McCown and Sheffan Chan and Michael L. Nelson and Johan Bollen},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2005},
  volume={abs/cs/0511077}
}
We explore the availability and persistence of URLs cited in articles published in D-Lib Magazine. We extracted 4387 unique URLs referenced in 453 articles published from July 1995 to August 2004. The availability was checked three times a week for 25 weeks from September 2004 to February 2005. We found that approximately 28% of those URLs failed to resolve initially, and 30% failed to resolve at the last check. A majority of the unresolved URLs were due to 404 (page not found) and 500… CONTINUE READING
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