User awareness of web resources often grows following completion of the initial funding, while the value of the resource will often deteriorate due to lack of maintenance. Where no continuation funding is in place and project teams disperse, web resources frequently become unserviceable, either because the content becomes increasingly outdated or because sites cease to function properly for a wide range of technical reasons, even though their core content remains valuable to researchers.
Either way, valuable reference materials are lost to the researcher community.
In response to the above challenge, the ReStore team is able to prolong the useful life of such resources and maximise the investment made by the funders and original authorship team.
Quantitative Methods Initiative is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Higher Education Academy