Carter Maness' "All My Blogs are Dead" details the mass disappearance of his online prose as media outlet after media outlet goes kaput. But this is also a problem with many online academic and quasi-academic resources. When I went through my bookmarks a few weeks ago to clear out the dud links, I found that site after site had simply gone kerflooey (a very useful technical term)--not just sites like Literary Gothic (now available only via the Wayback Machine) and the lottery-funded Literary Heritage--West Midlands (which only brings up a blank page), but any number of university-hosted projects as well, like Intute (defunded), the Scottish Book Trade Archive, and so forth. Somebody leaves; somebody's grant doesn't get renewed; somebody's academic interests go in a different direction. The current state of GoogleBooks is also cause for concern; although HathiTrust and archive.org have overlapping archives, Google's increasingly evident sloppiness when it comes to maintaining the project should ring alarm bells, not least because of Google's habit of emulating the Terminator when they lose interest. (I feel like I should download all 3K+ books in my favorites list, just to be on the safe side.) Obviously, I have some self-interest here: for academics in relatively isolated locations, at schools with small libraries, or otherwise without access to a major research collection, online resources play a key role in shaping the kind of projects we can undertake (and, in some cases, the courses we can teach). But they have a bad habit of disappearing without a trace.