And if they do, have there ever been exceptions? Sometimes, the webpages contain some really valuable content. :(
There do not seem to be current pages for deceased profs at UGA math dept. We have to give our IT guys some kind of break. They are already supporting both active and retired faculty, ... dead ones too? I can't make that case. Some of us are already dead wood.
Can't the Universties catalogue the pages? Hopefully professors aren't dying off at a high rate and the IT department could archive them?But whose job is it to preserve this? About once a year I get an email saying "there's a new server/configuration/template" and something needs to be changed. If the professor is no longer employed, who does this work?
Is it really that hard? If the site is already hosted on their server, why not just leave them up? I see old threads here "archived". Would it be any different? Someone is taking the time to go and delete the pages. Obviously, I don't do websites, so if someone does, could they say what it would take "technically" to keep the pages on the server? Or is it a matter of legality?That answers the question, "it's the IT department's job". But now comes the other shoe - the IT department gets its budget cut. Who do they get rid of?