LLMC adds more than 1,000 Perma Links to preserve access to PDF documents on the Indigenous Law Portal (ILP).
Organizations in the forever business continue to find new ways to implement the services of Perma.cc. Most recently, our new partners at LLMC Digital created Perma Links to ensure the persistence of PDF documents on their Indigenous Law Portal (ILP). The Indigenous Law Portal was begun at the Law Library of Congress as a way to provide access to American and Canadian indigenous materials at the Law Library, and has become a project of LLMC as it grows beyond the scope of of the Law Library of Congress.
You can read their announcement here.
This past weekend lawyers from both the House of Representatives and the White House filed initial documents for the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.
The Perma.cc team was thrilled to see that after collaboration over the past few months with both offices, their documents submitted to Senate contain Perma Links for their web citations. You can see House of Representatives’ trial memorandum here, and an archived version of it here. The President’s is available online here, and archived here.
Now, as these documents enter the historical record, we can be confident that their references to the web will remain stable and available.
As Alex Howard (@digiphile) pointed out, this is a BFD for posterity.
[archived at https://perma.cc/8LXB-UDAW]
This development is an exciting one, and is representative of the growth in the Perma network. A search of Westlaw reveals that adoption of Perma in our courts has been picking up speed lately. 77% of the 1,000+ briefs that have been filed in state and federal courts since 2013 were filed in the last three years. Of the nearly 1,500 court opinions published using Perma in the past six years, 76% of them have appeared since 2017.
In 2019 alone there were over 350 briefs filed with links from Perma.cc and almost 500 opinions published with Perma Links.
We hope this trend will continue upwards. If you are interested in learning more about Perma.cc for your law firm or court to prevent link rot please check out our website and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 17th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style is now available, and features Perma.cc in its recommendations. Chapter 14 section 15, regarding sources consulted online, states:
“…authors are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of any source that is not formally published, as a hedge against potential challenges to the research or data before, during, or after publication. […] Copies may be kept in the form of printouts or as digital files (e.g., as PDFs or screen captures), or by means of a permanent link creation service such as Perma.cc.”
Our appreciation to the editors of The Chicago Manual of Style for including Perma.cc as the suggested tool for preserving internet sources. Learn more about Perma.cc, or sign up here!
The Perma.cc team is thrilled to welcome two new law library partners:
We’re now at 75 total library partners! And collectively we’re supporting the efforts of over 200 journals, courts and other vesting organizations.
Not too shabby.