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Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs

Boruta, Luc


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      <creatorName>Boruta, Luc</creatorName>
      <givenName>Luc</givenName>
      <familyName>Boruta</familyName>
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      <affiliation>Thunken, Inc.</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2018</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>cobaltmetrics</subject>
    <subject>altmetrics</subject>
    <subject>link rot</subject>
    <subject>digital preservation</subject>
  </subjects>
  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2018-10-12</date>
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  <language>en</language>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Alternative title:&amp;nbsp;&lt;em&gt;DOIs are not silver bullets.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;
&lt;br&gt;
Scholarly literature has become more than just papers. Hyperlinks are the preferred way to reference other works, including non-textual objects like datasets and software. While hyperlinks are more powerful than text-based citations, they are prone to link rot.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br&gt;
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Link rot is inevitable to some extent, but some practices compound the problem and cannot be mitigated without the engagement of all stakeholders. Shortened URLs, proxy URLs, vanity URLs, Sci-Hub URLs and many other non-canonical citations add an extra level of indirection that increases the risk of breaking the permanent record of science.&lt;br&gt;
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We are building&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href="https://cobaltmetrics.com/"&gt;Cobaltmetrics&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;to set the new standard for citation tracking and foster diversity in altmetrics.&amp;nbsp;The web is our corpus, and we index all URIs and identifiers as first-class citations.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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