We all know very well what can happen when we try to access a blog post, article or other web content from several years ago. It’s a hit-and-miss situation: Even if it’s is still up, the page may have moved, links may no longer work, and content hosted elsewhere, such as images or videos, might be missing. The old text will likely be formatted completely differently, surrounded by dynamic content, such as current ads and related articles, being displayed out-of-context.

Fortunately, this does not happen very often in the scientific world, as academic articles are normally distributed as PDF files…


Tamir Hassan

Researcher in the Document Engineering field, musing about technology and how we interact with it

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