From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Phyllis Jones
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 8:02 AM
> Almost any data we draw from the web has a higher degree of instability than data
> from physical sources, but that's the world we live in. The best we can do, I think, is
> to cite exactly, source carefully, and time stamp.
I've gotten into the habit of creating snapshots of webpages via archive.org when pulling data from the web. It's successful 9 out of 10 times; sometimes a robot.txt file prevents capture or the Wayback Machine times out.
One such example from n78085212:
- 670 note:
Laois Education Centre (online), viewed September 19, 2015: $b Thomas McCarthy (born in Waterford [County in Ireland]; lived in Cork many years; works as a librarian; published several books of poetry, a novel, and personal memoirs; was a student at University College Cork) $u http://www.laoisedcentre.ie/LENGLISH/engrwww/tom.html
- Wayback Machine capture (Sept 19, 2015):
That said, I don't bother with this for databases and similar sites, such as IMDb, VIAF, or an online newspaper or catalog.
Mark K. Ehlert O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library
Cataloging and Metadata University of St. Thomas
Librarian 2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
- Alma: NA02 // Primo: MT NA01
"Experience is by industry achieved // And perfected by
the swift course of time"--Shakespeare, "Two Gentlemen of
Verona," Act I, Scene iii