Month: October 2016

Perma’s newest registrar, the National Constitution Center

We’re happy to announce the National Constitution Center has recently been brought on board as a Perma registrar. A private, nonprofit organization, the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA serves as one of America’s leading platforms for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its Congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”

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The National Constitution Center will be using Perma to develop their online Interactive Constitution, which presents the full text of the U.S. Constitution along with essays by leading scholars from across a range of perspectives, and to prevent link rot in their explainers and white papers.


The NCC reached out to us to see if they could become a Perma registrar. Interested in seeing if your nonprofit or legal organization may qualify? Contact us!

Logo used with permission from Lana Ulrich @ National Constitution Center.

Perma’s v0.76 release, cleaner and clearer

This week’s release pushed out improves to a smattering of areas. Worth noting:

  • UI: improvements to the navigation, as well as addressing a few bugs with the user login process.
  • Size limit consistency: we’ve now set a fixed limit in Perma.cc archive sizes, as well as files (images, PDFs) that are uploaded to replace the screenshot view: 100 MB.

Questions? Feedback? Contact the Perma team!

Extensions and a Bookmarklet: Making Perma Links is Easier than Ever

Thanks to the hard work of our new Perma developer Rebecca Cremona, we’re happy to announce Perma.cc now has a snappy browser extension for easily creating Perma links, available in both Chrome and Firefox.

How does it work?

When you click the extension button in your browser (which appears as the Perma infinity symbol), a new window opens and directs you to the Create a Perma Link page, with the URL of the page you had been viewing automatically filled in.

Both extensions can be found at https://perma.cc/settings/tools, as well as in their respective browsers’ add-on/web stores:

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The bookmarklet works similarly. the bookmarklet, which is also located in the Tools page, can be dragged into your browser’s bookmarks bar, and when you’re on a page you wish to Perma, simply click the bookmark and it will trigger the same process as above: opening a new Create Perma Link window with the URL auto-filled in.

We’re constantly working on more ways to make your Perma.cc experience faster and easier. Suggestions? Contact us!

Perma.cc: now a Memento-approved archive!

Memento is a project which aims to make web archives easier to access: rather than expect a user to know all the specific archive services available, Memento pulls together all archives that adhere to its protocol and allows other services to leverage this collection of archives. For example, Memento’s Time Travel Find allows users submit a URL and date, and, if there is an archive of it in one of the many archive services that Memento supports, it will direct the user to that archive.

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We are proud to announce that Perma.cc is now a Memento approved archive! This means that a user searching for a webpage on Memento’s Time Travel Find project, or any other Memento tool that utilizes the protocol, will also have any applicable public Perma links served up along side the other Memento-protocol adhering archives.

Memento is also accessible as a Chrome extension.

Interested in Perma? Create a free Perma.cc account today!

Memento logo used by permission from Michael Nelson.

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