Click and Go: Ensuring Smooth Access to Online Resources

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 14, 2014 in San Antonio


As the percentage of holdings to which libraries provide electronic access increases, librarians also assume responsibility for a new type of material maintenance that wasn't taught in library school.

Dead links, regardless of the reason for the breakdown, frustrate users and hurt a library's credibility to deliver access to needed information. By systematically reviewing web links in both the website and catalog, librarians can address broken links before anyone else discovers them