January 23, 2022

Radio Program: “Link Rot, Pay Walls and the Perils of Preservation”

“Link Rot, Pay Walls and the Perils of Preservation” aired on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio National’s “Future Tense with Antony Funnell” program on Sunday, August 29, 2021.


The cliché is that once something goes online, it’s up there forever.

But the truth is that the Internet has a memory problem and some of what we’re losing – or could potentially lose – has significance and value.

While archivists struggle with the challenge of preserving our digital record, the rise of pay walls present a particular problem.


Clare Stanton – Communications and Outreach, Library Innovation Lab, Harvard Law School

Mark Graham – Director, Wayback Machine, Internet Archive

David Fricker – Director General, National Archives of Australia

Rebecca Cremona – Senior Developer, Library Innovation Lab, Harvard Law School

Clifford Lynch – Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

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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.