From: Ralph Stuart <ralph**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] CHAS services for 2022 survey
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 11:05:26 -0500
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> >Most public libraries participate in Interlibrary Loan, but I don't know how far that participation dips into technical journal articles.
That is an advantage of an academic library in the electronic era - I usually receive an ILL requested article within 24 hours, if it‰??s available. I remember the days when articles on fax paper the same week was state of the art ;).

That does raise another issue in the hazmat headlines collection - linkrot. The half life of hypertext links on the commercial Internet is about 2 years and a random sampling of the collection I have on pinboard seems to confirm that - about 50% of 2012 links still find something. So the snippets I collected in 2012 are often as much information as is available about those events.

The results are much better in peer reviewed journals, but not fool proof. Monona‰??s story about the 1937 article shows the value of the technical archives; maintaining these requires librarians rather than newspeople...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

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