Archiving SCOTUS links
The importance of solving the link rot and research rot problems present in almost half of Supreme Court cited urls has been discussed in law review articles written published in Yale and Harvard law journals and mentioned in the New York Times. And starting this term, the SCOTUS website has direct links to the urls. However, many of these links do not contain the same information as was cited by the Court.
This newly launched pilot project's goal is to capture as close to real-time urls in Supreme Court opinions. Similar to and building upon Harvard Library Innovation Lab's Perma.cc, once a human admin validates a potential SCOTUS url, this application will make an immediate archival snapshot of the site.
We look forward to discussing why this project is important, how it was built, and how we hope it will be used.