Is there a central portal or service that keeps track of the growing number of dead links in the scientific literature? Are there people keeping records on the livelihood of bioinformatics projects?
I am aware of "Broken Links: The Ephemeral Nature of Educational WWW Hyperlinks", http://www.springerlink.com/content/0fupwj0tv8am3r1f/ but are there other studies about this topic? Is there perhaps even a tool/service that provides an ongoing analysis of the status of a bioinformatics project?
Chris once mentioned http://www.ohloh.net/ but that seems to require a lot of manual interaction. For example, I looked up 'BioMart' again and it says that there is 'No recent development activity', which is plainly wrong of course. The 'Taverna' information is very accurate on the other hand.