I Know It Used to Be There: Using Web Archives in Legal Research (D3)

Date + Time: Monday, July 15, 2019: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Speakers: Mark Graham, Internet Archive; Abigail Grotke, The Library of Congress; Clare Stanton, Harvard Law School Library

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Content is always changing on and disappearing from the web. Cited web resources become unavailable (aka, “link rot”). The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab’s Perma.cc, the Library of Congress Web Archives, and other archives of web content preserve web pages and documents. The archived web sources may be useful for litigation, competitive intelligence, scholarship, or other purposes. How can legal information professionals and their clients best use these web archives? What are the key features of each of these archives? Which ones are best for finding or storing a particular kind of webpage or file?

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