Strategy for testing URL field for broken links

Hello all,

do any of you have strategies for checking the URL field (in item metadata) for broken links? I.e., when the item was added, the link was good, but the resources has subsequently disappeared (from the 3rd party website) and now the link is 'broken'?

I could see how to do this with the API and a script, but I'm wondering whether there's a more UI-based way of being this? (Other than opening each link of course.)

  • I think a script is the way to go -- there are nice link checkers for python that go beyond just looking for a 404 response
  • The Zotero Memento plugin can do this checking automatically I think.
  • Thanks both - those are both great suggestions!
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