This week we are excited to announce the release of a long awaited Perma.cc feature: Batch Link Creation! Now, you can prevent link rot and citation drift en masse.
Before, your links were stowed away safely to be preserved for future use, but only one at a time. Now, you can create multiple Perma Links for your article, book, or briefing in one easy step. When you visit Perma.cc, select “Create Multiple Links” before you start.
Then simply collect the urls of the sites you want to capture and copy / paste them into the new upload portal:
The batch of Perma Links will be created and added to the folder of your choice, where you can treat them as individual records.
Here’s a good tip: if you use a citation creation tool like Zotero, you can export your chosen links into a .csv file (instructions here) and simply copy, paste, and preserve.
This feature is available to all Perma account holders but beware free account holders, those ten links per month might go faster than you were expecting. If you’re interested in learning more about our membership options for more frequent users give us a shout at email@example.com.
We’re always working to improve Perma. If you’re curious, all of our code is open source and available on Github and we have an API for developers.
I was fortunate to present on Perma.cc at this year’s CALICon conference – “Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction” conference – at American University.
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The session was well-attended and with an hour to present I was able to touch on a few different areas:
- The what-and-why of Perma.cc, how it works and how its archives are stored
- Current stats and growth: ~750,000 Perma records created, ~22,000 user accounts and ~225 institutions, and a number of references to Perma.cc in cases and law review articles in Westlaw
- The in-roads we’re making to academic libraries and commercial users, and the challenges we’re finding in getting them onboard
- What’s coming for Perma.cc: batch-link creation (which got an excited response!), Webrecorder code integration, and in an effort to make adoption at academic libraries easier, a new institutional account type that doesn’t require the user to be added to an organization: non-org institutional accounts.
Fantastic feedback and questions from the librarians, technologists and faculty members who attended the talk. Thanks to all!