“Is there a way to create more than one Perma.cc link at a time?”
This was a common question from our users and while it was a feature that was in the backlog, it was pushed into development when Leonid Grinberg, one of our own LIL alumni, now using Perma.cc as a law review editor, inquired about batch creation and offered to help build it!
We decided to invite the alumnus and additional law review editors to participate in a design session with our developers to sketch out how this feature might look and behave*. Before we started designing, the editors spoke about their journals’ processes when it comes to creating perma.cc links for articles, so the perma team had a better understanding of user workflows. Next, participants did 2 rounds of sketching and sharing their ideas, and then it was time for some prototyping and development over the next 6 months.
This has culminated in the release of our batch link creation tool – launched in time for law review subcites. Click that link to read all about it, then log on to Perma.cc to try it out yourself!
*Full participant list:
Leonid Grinberg – NYU Law Student/former LIL team member, and initial developer for the project
Nick Szydlowski- BC Law’s Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Librarian
Lydia Lichlyter and Frederick Ding- HLR Editors
LIL Perma team: Anastasia Aizman, Becky Cremona, Ben Steinberg, Adam Ziegler
Brett Johnson- LIL Outreach and Support Lead
Jess Rios- HLS Service Design and Assessment Librarian, co-creation activity facilitator