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My thanks to Associate Editor, Terry Brooks for drawing my
attention to WebCite, a newish service that fills a major gap for
electronic journal editors - the problem of the dead link. WebCite
will look up a non-journal Web page that you have referenced, cache it
and give you a new, permanent URL so that the page is retrieved from
the cache, rather than from the original source. Many news pages,
personal home pages and company pages disappear from the Web or are
moved to undiscoverable
locations and are, to all intents and purposes, 'dead'.

I am asking all authors of papers accepted by Information Research to
run their paper through WebCite if it contains links to the kinds of
Web pages that tend to 'die'. Information on how to do it can now be
found on the 'Instructions for Authors' page:
http://informationr.net/ir/author1.html#webcite

Apologies to those who may receive this notice through more than one
discussion list.
Professor T.D. Wilson, PhD, Hon.PhD
Publisher/Editor in Chief
Information Research
InformationR.net
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Web site: http://InformationR.net/
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