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The DSA Toolkit Shines Light Into Dark and Stormy Archives

The DSA Toolkit Shines Light Into Dark and Stormy Archives

by Shawn M. Jones, Himarsha R. Jayanetti, Alex Osborne, Paul Koerbin, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson

The Dark and Stormy Archives (DSA) Project applies social media storytelling to a subset of a collection to facilitate collection understanding at a glance. As part of this work, we developed the DSA Toolkit, which helps archivists and visitors leverage this capability. As par...

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Robustifying Links To Combat Reference Rot

Robustifying Links To Combat Reference Rot

by Shawn M. Jones, Martin Klein, and Herbert Van de Sompel

Links to web resources frequently break, and linked content can change at unpredictable rates. These dynamics of the Web are detrimental when references to web resources provide evidence or supporting information. In this paper, we highlight the significance of reference rot, ...

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Avoiding spoilers: wiki time travel with Sheldon Cooper

Avoiding spoilers: wiki time travel with Sheldon Cooper

by Shawn M. Jones, Michael L. Nelson, and Herbert Van de Sompel

A variety of fan-based wikis about episodic fiction (e.g., television shows, novels, movies) exist on the World Wide Web. These wikis provide a wealth of information about complex stories, but if fans are behind in their viewing they run the risk of encountering “spoilers”—inf...

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Scholarly Context Adrift: Three out of Four URI References Lead to Changed Content

Scholarly Context Adrift: Three out of Four URI References Lead to Changed Content

by Shawn M. Jones, Herbert Van de Sompel, Harihar Shankar, Martin Klein, Richard Tobin, and Claire Grover

Increasingly, scholarly articles contain URI references to “web at large” resources including project web sites, scholarly wikis, ontologies, online debates, presentations, blogs, and videos. Authors reference such resources to provide essential context for the research they r...

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