June 25, 2017

New Service Works to Improve Link Rot Problem For U.S. Supreme Court Citations

From a LIPA (Legal Information Preservation Alliance) Blog Post:

Thanks to Marlene Harmon, Reference Librarian, UC Berkeley School of Law Library, for this announcement. Please excuse the cross postings.

The problem of “link rot” in U.S. Supreme Court web citations is well known.  The UC Berkeley School of Law Library has partnered with application developer Philip Ardery to address this problem by hosting U.S. Supreme Court Web Citations, a web service that captures snapshots of any web resource cited by the United States Supreme Court immediately after their opinions are issued.  The goal of the service is to leverage current web and archiving technologies to minimize the link rot that complicates research as websites change or become unavailable over time.

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Direct to U.S. Supreme Court Web Citations

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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