[Air-L] Antw: Re: Inclusion of short links in academic publications?

Johann Hoechtl Johann.Hoechtl at donau-uni.ac.at
Fri Jul 22 04:46:09 PDT 2011

> Plus, you don't mention what the possible benefit is...?
Impact of sources and tracking distribution of papers would come immediately to my mind

>>> Joseph Reagle <joseph.2011 at reagle.org> schrieb am 22.07.2011 um 13:42 in
Nachricht <201107220742.13053.joseph.2011 at reagle.org>:
> On Friday, July 22, 2011, yana breindl wrote:
>> I was wondering what your thoughts were concerning the use of shortened URLs
>> (e.g. tinyURL, bit.ly etc.) to reference electronic sources in a
>> dissertation or other academic publication (along with the title, date, etc.
>> possibly an annexe with the long URL). Has this been done already? Is it
>> acceptable? Are there important differences between various shortening
>> sites?
> I think it inappropriate. Who knows how long such sites last and with the 
> original URL one can always make use of various cache or archives sites (Way 
> Back Machine) to try to recover things. Plus, you don't mention what the 
> possible benefit is...?
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