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May 5, 2010

New Publications Received at the Library Commission

Entry Categories: State Documents  

Click here to see a list of publications received 03/24/10-04/26/10.

 

May 10, 2010

Today is Personal Archiving Day

Entry Categories: Digitization Projects  

Memories should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Advice on how to safeguard precious digital and traditional photos, documents, recordings and more will be presented at Pass It On: Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/events/presweek2010

Pass It On: Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress celebrates the first national Preservation Week (May 9-15), www.ala.org/preservationweek/. It is sponsored by Library of Congress, the American Library Association (ALA), the Institute for Museum and Library Services and partner organizations. This joint initiative highlights libraries and other collecting institutions as good sources of preservation information.

The Library of Congress' Personal Archiving Day is co-sponsored by the Library's Office of Strategic Initiatives and Library Services.

 

Link Rot

Entry Categories: State Epubs  

LINK ROT - What a great description for the disappearance of urls from web sites!

It seems to us that certain Nebraska state agencies (who shall remain nameless) completely revamp their web sites about once a year. While that can be wonderful on many levels, it is frustrating if it causes our NebraskAccess links to an agency's terrific services to become compost. Decomposed links in library catalogs are another unpleasant side effect.

The results of the 3rd annual Chesapeake Project Legal Information Archive "link rot" analysis affirm the importance of our downloading, scanning and archiving of Nebraska state agency publications. http://nlc.nebraska.gov/epubs

The 2010 analysis reveals that nearly 28 percent of the online publications archived between March 2007 and March 2008 have now disappeared from their original locations on the Web but, due to the project’s preservation efforts, remain accessible via permanent archive URLs. During the three years that the URLs were studied, link rot increased from about one in every 12 archived titles in 2008, to one in every seven titles in 2009, and finally to about one in every 3.5 titles in 2010.

The analysis also explores the prevalence of link rot among top-level domains, showing content at state-government URLs (.state.__.us) to be at a significant risk for link rot, compared to resources posted to government (.gov) and organization (.org) Web sites.

The Chesapeake Project was launched in 2007 by the Georgetown University Law Library and the State Law Libraries of Maryland and Virginia as a collaborative digital archive for the preservation of important Web-published legal materials. A detailed summary of the study is available at http://legalinfoarchive.org/

 

May 25, 2010

New Publications Received at the Library Commission

Entry Categories: State Documents  

Click here to see a list of publications received 04/27/10-05/20/10.

 

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