Finding the unfound: Recovery of missing URLs through Internet Archive

Kumar, Vinay ; B T, Sampath Kumar


The study investigated the accessibility and permanency of citations containing URLs in the articles published in DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology journal during 2006-2015. A total of 2133 URL citations were identified out of which 823 were found to be incorrect or missing. HTTP-404 was the most common error message associated with the missing URLs. The study also tried to recover the incorrect or URL citations using Internet Archive and recovered a total of 484 (58.81%) missing URL citations.


URL citations; missing URLs; HTTP errors; Internet archive

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