Monday, March 14, 2005
Study shows online citations don't age well
Today's Edupage by Educause contains a story about a study conducted by two academics at Iowa State University about online citations. The study "looked at five prestigious communication-studies journals from 2000 to 2003 and found 1,126 footnotes that cite online resources. Of those, 373 did not work at all, a decay rate of 33 percent; of those that worked, only 424 took users to information relevant to the citation." The original article was in the Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 2005 (subscription required). The Edupage archives are available here.