Integrity of the scholarly record
May 18-19, 2015 Herbert van de Sompel will pay a short term visit to DANS.
Recently, work of Herbert van de Sompel has been featured in Nature under the heading “The trouble with reference rot“. This short article based on an interview with Herbert van de Sompel and Martin Klein discusses the growing problem of so-called reference rot. When references to scientific work on the web, in particular to web-based resources, cannot be found anymore, the integrity of the whole scientific method is at stake. Herbert has been involved in a project Hiberlink, which has not only analysed the size of this problem but also has designed ways to counter it. He will talk about results from this project at the DANS Colloquium on May 19, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs.