Tackling Broken Links!

Virgil Master (French, active about 1380 - 1420) Astrological Chart, about 1405, Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment Leaf: 39 × 30.5 cm (15 3/8 × 12 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Some time ago we published a blog post showing how broken links to digitized repositories on the DMMapp were a problem, causing them to become inaccessible to users.

This was a major problem for us: Researchers count on the DMMapp to find and access digitized colletctions, and it is obviously a major blow to the project if they cannot achieve the one thing they came there to do. … Continue reading!

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The Parker Library & Parker on the Web 2.0

Parker Library, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 003: The Dover Bible, Volume I. 73v

In December 2017  the Parker Library announced in a blog post that, soon, they would be launching their revamped website. Fast-forward to January 2018 and the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) in Cambridge indeed launched their new website, Parker on the Web 2.0, made in cooperation with Stanford University Libraries. … Continue reading!

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Disappearing Digitized Manuscripts: a very sad story of broken links

broken links in manuscripts

Every year we go through the links in the DMMapp, knowing that unavoidably we will encounter broken links: links that once worked and lead to beautiful digitized manuscripts and that now are simply gone.

*pouf* – no more.

Fancy statistics about broken links

We would like to share some statistics from this year’s tests that will help drawing an interesting picture:

  • Of our 500+ links only 311 returned a 200 OK response which means: they are working links and everything is OK.
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