Perma creates high fidelity web captures on demand for the specific goal of preserving citations. When a user creates a Perma record, perma.cc captures the referenced content and generates a new link to a playback of the archived record. The record will always be available through the Perma.cc link and is displayed in an iFrame including time and date of capture as well as a path to the live page. Records are stored by the Harvard Law School Library and a consortium of partner institutions.
Perma.cc differs from traditional web crawlers, capturing content that allows for a high fidelity replay of a given webpage so that users see and interact with a website the way they would have with the live site. It also provides a user interface for account holders to organize and manage their links. Institutional accounts allow for shared foldering.
- 2018-07-06 Maintaining and preserving the digital scholarly record with Perma.cc
- 2015-05-14: How Can Faculty Use Perma.cc?
- UMass Amherst LibGuide