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Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs

Boruta, Luc

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  "description": "<p>Alternative title:&nbsp;<em>DOIs are not silver bullets.</em><br>\n<br>\nScholarly 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.&nbsp;<br>\n<br>\nLink 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.<br>\n<br>\nWe are building&nbsp;<a href=\"\">Cobaltmetrics</a>&nbsp;to set the new standard for citation tracking and foster diversity in altmetrics.&nbsp;The web is our corpus, and we index all URIs and identifiers as first-class citations.</p>", 
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      "affiliation": "Thunken, Inc.", 
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      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Boruta, Luc"
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  "datePublished": "2018-10-12", 
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    "link rot", 
    "digital preservation"
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  "name": "Citation not found: the case of non-canonical URLs"
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