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Why Web Sites Are Lost (and How They’re Sometimes Found)

The Web is in constant flux — new pages and Web sites appear daily, and old pages and sites disappear almost as quickly. One study estimates that about two percent of the Web disappears from its current location every week. To automate recovering lost Web sites, we created a Web-repository crawler named Warrick that restores lost resources from the holdings of four Web repositories.


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Buckets: Smart Objects For Digital Libraries

Information content is more important than the systems used for its storage and retrieval. While this seems obvious enough, digital library discussions often mire on the merits of specific databases, search engines, and other implementation details. This is because digital library services (for example, searching, browsing, document access) are often vertically integrated with the content […]

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