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    Jan. 28, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
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    LINK:   |   Posted by: Laura Hazard Owen   |   January 28, 2016

    It’s been about a year since the Berkman Center at Harvard launched, in beta, a tool called Amber that helps preserve copies of every page linked to on a website. It’s an important project because, as we wrote at the time:

    [Broken links are] a problem for anyone who publishes on the web, but particularly for news organizations — both because that network of links is an important part of the historical record and because so many news site redesigns and CMS changes have killed a disproportionate share of the web’s URLs.

    A 2013 study that 49 percent of links in Supreme Court decisions were dead, for instance (and the percentage is no doubt higher now), while more than 100,000 Wikipedia articles .

    , Berkman made available to everyone as a plugin for WordPress and a module for Drupal.

    Once the plugin is installed, copies of each linked page are stored on the host website’s server. But users can also choose to store them instead through donated space on Wayback Machine, Perma.cc, and Amazon Web Services.

    Download it (or get more information) .

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