Answered By: Amy Wharton Last Updated: Feb 20, 2019 Views: 78
What is Perma.cc?
Once a scholarly work is published, urls for cited internet sources may break or lead to content that changed after the citation was created. This phenomenon is known as "link rot." Perma.cc helps prevent link rot by allowing scholars and editors to create a perma.cc link to an archived version of an open web source they're citing. The author or editor can then add the perma.cc link to their citation to the original source. For example:
Each editor or author should read this FAQ and all sections of the user guide carefully, including limitations on what can be archived for public access, before using Perma.cc.
Contact Sarah New if you have questions about Perma.cc.