Educational technology librarian Deborah Ginsberg recently led a excellent “Cool Tools” workshop at the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries conference, wherein she demonstrated the utility of Perma.cc to many of the attendees. I caught up with Debbie a few weeks after the AALL conference to find out more about her (and her institution’s) thoughts on Perma.
Currently Educational Technology Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Debbie has been instrumental in promoting Perma.cc as a way to help those at Chicago-Kent Law fight link and reference-rot.
Originally hearing about Perma through email lists, Chicago-Kent use has primarily centered around faculty using it for their own articles and publications, as well as for in-class materials and links. Faculty members had also noted the New York Times article on Perma.cc, raising their interest in utilizing Perma. Debbie feels one of Perma’s best selling points is its sheer ease of use, and considers law journals as the best area to next expand Perma.cc usage at Chicago-Kent.