Digital archives designed to be permanent appear to be lost on the net

Digital archives designed to be permanent appear to be lost on the net

The internet is definitely an ephemeral place, which is difficult for digital web archives designed to permanently preserve the content of web pages. Such archives are themselves vulnerable to losing information, according to an analysis of library and public record information web pages.

This is because a few of these pages alter their fixed location on the web, referred to as a base uniform resource identifier (URI), and there is absolutely no automated way to find the new URI. This may be due to organisational changes, lack …

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