I was fortunate to present on Perma.cc at this year’s CALICon conference – “Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction” conference – at American University.
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!