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404 errors reported by Nature

More than one-quarter of scholarly articles are not being properly archived and preserved, a study of more than seven million digital publications suggests. The findings, published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication on 24 January indicate that systems to preserve papers online have failed to keep pace with the growth of research output.
“Our entire epistemology of science and research relies on the chain of footnotes,” explains author Martin Eve, a researcher in literature, technology and publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. “If you can’t verify what someone else has said at some other point, you’re just trusting to blind faith for artefacts that you can no longer read yourself.”

Fortunately I save every PDF that I cite. But books may be gone at some time as I have to give them back to the library.

Or I my be gone?

Then it is gone.


Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Dissertationen in der HAAB 9/2023 (c) wjst/imago
zur Geschichte der Bibliothek
Lutherbibel in der HAAB 9/2023 (c) wjst/imago
Nach Aussage eines Bibliothekars vor Ort stimmt die Legende, daß der damalige Direktor Michael Knoche bei dem Brand abends erschien und unter Lebensgefahr mit einem Feuerwehrmann auf die Galerie des brennenden Gebäudes ging um die Lutherbibel von 1534 zu retten

Rettung der Weimarer Aschebücher