October 31, 2010
Hot Type: Publishers Find Ways to Fight 'Link Rot' in Electronic Texts
In my previous column, I looked at the problem that broken URL's—so-called link rot—pose for scholarship, which depends on having permanent, reliable citations that other researchers can check. This time, I want to focus on what some publishers are doing to help make sure link rot doesn't undermine the usefulness of scholarly content.
Here's a phrase for you: "persistent citation." That's the