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On the Web, Research Work Proves Ephemeral

Here’s a problem I can relate to when using Internet sites in the learning process: On the Web, Research Work Proves Ephemeral : “Dellavalle’s concerns reflect those of a growing number of scientists and scholars who are nervous about their increasing reliance on a medium that is proving far more ephemeral than archival. In one recent study, one-fifth of the Internet addresses used in a Web-based high school science curriculum disappeared over 12 months…It’s a huge problem,” said Brewster Kahle, digital librarian at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. “The average lifespan of a Web page today is 100 days. This is no way to run a culture.” ”

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  1. KnowProSE wrote:

    Disappearances vs. Abandonment

    Dvorak tried to make a point of abandonment, and in a way he could be right based on what I read here, which I got to through the eLearnSpace.org blog. George Siemens post can be found here: elearnspace blog: On…

    Monday, November 24, 2003 at 2:00 pm | Permalink
  2. On the Web, Research Work Proves Ephemeral

    From On the Web, Research Work Proves Ephemeral on the fluidity of URLs and their movement, displacement, and disappearance: (thanks to slashdot for this reference) "Problem was, it took about two years for the article to wind its way to publicati…

    Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 4:28 am | Permalink