Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Broken link

From: gloria@studentresearchers.org

I just wanted to let you know that ... you have a link ... which seems to now be missing. ...


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Thanks for taking the time to write. We have updated that webpage to fix the broken link ...

Let us return the favor by telling you about a fabulous website that many researchers don't know about, The Internet Archive which takes snapshots of the past internet. When you find a broken link, you often can go back in time at web.archive.org using the "Wayback Machine" to read the now missing page as it was before being deleted.

11/17/2009 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Internet Archive has taken on a massive task in making repeated snapshots over time of the entire internet and as a result is sometimes slow to respond or temporarily unavailable, but if the desired page is available, keep trying until you can view it with your browser.

11/17/2009 11:31 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Gloria Mitchell" gloria@studentresearchers.org

Woah, I have never heard of such a thing, thank you so much for cluing me in on this little gem. It will come in very handy.


11/17/2009 12:03 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Glad to help! It would be great if the Internet Archive was built into web browsers so that missing pages would automatically be shown, but suspect that would be such a load that it might exceed the capacity of the Wayback Machine servers.

11/17/2009 12:10 PM  

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