[Air-L] Inclusion of short links in academic publications?
joseph.2011 at reagle.org
Fri Jul 22 07:11:32 PDT 2011
On Friday, July 22, 2011, Mark D. Johns wrote:
> While I tend to agree that there is useful information concerning
> sources in the original long URL, link rot is a constant issue
> regardless of whether one uses a shortening service or not.
Yes, but the service can contribute to the rot. When I finished my dissertation in 2008, I did an analysis of ~1000 of my digital sources and found a 2% rot rate -- so soon! 
Had I used one of the dominant URL shorteners of the day, Trim, they'd all be dead.
As I mention in , I archived the sources myself (with wget) and made that available, all broken down by domain and such, as neat as can be.
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