Harvesting the Sustainability of Digital Formats Site

Harvesting the Sustainability of Digital Formats Site 

The following is a guest post by Jimi Jones, Digital Audiovisual Formats Specialist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

The World Wide Web is a complex and constantly-evolving network of linkages. Maintaining access to web content can be very challenging because content producers can change or remove pages or entire sites at any time. We’ve all experienced the frustration of broken links and the inability to find content we just knew was there yesterday.

The Library of Congress’ Sustainability of Digital Formats website draws upon many web resources to describe and assess digital formats. We consult online specifications and technical information in order to accomplish this. When the web resources we link to vanish, it can make it difficult or impossible for the Formats team to get information we need to help us make informed decisions about the formats we assess.

Source: The Signal

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