[LINK] Copyright questions
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Mar 25 11:03:23 EST 2011
At 10:36 +1100 25/3/11, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>A subsequent question:
>I have come across a webpage which references an article as:
>Author, Title, Organisation: (available on the Internet)
>Is this, rather vague, reference acceptable/appropriate. (There are
>multiple copies on the internet)
There are multiple 'standards'.
But they come down to:
(a) 'more detail than that please!'
(b) add '[last] accessed on <date>'
Why on earth would an author not provide the URL that they used?
One reason is to cover their tracks, and hence by omitting the URL
one invites suspicion.
The criterion from a research perspective is 'enough information must
be provided in a reference to enable each citation to be checked for
authenticity and for the relevance of the nominated work to the use
made of it in the new text'. (My words. Sorry, but I was too lazy
to chase down a real authority).
Note that multiple, alternative sources is nothing new. Many paper
publications appear in multiple editions, both regionally and over
time, and have commonly been 're-typeset' (or its equivalent) and
hence the pagination differs.
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