Site integrity relates to the stability of the site
over time. This usually relates to the work of the site manager or Web
Individual sites can be moved or withdrawn at any time by those responsible
for publishing information on the Internet. Addresses, file structures,
formats and interfaces can be altered without warning.
A lecturer has written a course module for undergraduate students based
around an electronic resource, only to find that it has suddenly 'disappeared'.
Detecting Site Integrity
is the site current and up to date?
is the site proven to be or expected to be durable
is the site adequately administered and maintained?
to look for:
links are still active
last revision date of pages
email contact address for the person responsible
for maintaining the site