STOP THE PRESS! Great news:
I've just learned that literally last week Legal Deposit in Australia was
extended to include digital!
Peace, love & metadata

On 30 June 2015 at 13:11, Liam Wyatt <> wrote:

> Seeing this post on Wikimedia-l about broken links reminded me of
> something I was wondering about a while ago...
> As many of you know, one of the projects at the National Library [where I
> no longer work, just to make that clear] is called "Pandora". It's the
> Australian web archiving service and  Unlike
> the Internet Archive it only collects things related to Australia and does
> so on a case-by-case permission basis (due to Australian copyright law
> which doesn't extend legal-deposit legislation to digital works [yet].
> It is actually arguably the oldest web archive in the world, with the
> earliest record coming from May 1995!!
> I was wondering... Would it be difficult for someone to create a bot that
> checked the Pandora archive for urls that appear in Wikipedia foontotes -
> and then add the the relevant parameters and info to the template?
> |archive-url=  |archive-date=  |
> -Liam
> Peace, love & metadata
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jonatan Svensson Glad <>
> Date: 30 June 2015 at 06:36
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] died in 2012
> To: "" <>
> The website findarticles died in 2012 causing over 20 000 articles to have
> dead links on them. A few of them was backed up on Wayback, but their
> robot.txt changed so all those archives were deleted as well. So either
> articles have a dead link showing as 200 (which does) or
> they are claiming to be archived while they are not.
> Read more in my blog post about this:
> Can we use a bot to remove all instances of this link, or should we go
> through them all manually? Can we use bots such as CItation bot (which is
> currently blocked) to find doi's and other links to replace these links
> with? Ideas people! Barely any of these links are tagged as dead, and can't
> by Checklinks (unless done manually) since they show as 200.
> /Josve05a
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