The site owners has terrific fear their materials would be downloaded by somebody and spread in the net without them.Sean Oliver wrote: ↑17 Aug 2018 00:49I find it hard to understand why Pamyat Naroda didn't simply group the docs into easily downloadable PDFs to begin with. This was an obviously important project for the Russian MoD, and it is in their presumed interest to make gathering the docs as easy as possible. What did they imagine people would DO with their material anyway?
That's the reason they invent more and more methods of "protection", which includes watermarks which they put even over photos, which makes their quality horrible. Also this includes using dynamic links to search engine.
In brief they hate researchers. When I spoke with some of their staff they directly said me - the site is not for researchers, it's for relatives of people.
The question how that people can study fate of their relatives if even researchers have problems with browsing through this giant volume of informtaion having no knowledge about its structure and absense of opportunity to download the entire dossiers looks to be rhetorical...