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

Sharon Haleva Amir sharon at trebcon.com
Fri Jul 22 07:39:22 PDT 2011

Yana, the only advantage I can think of regarding the usage of shortened URL
is if you're writing an article and there is a words' limitation (as long as
the limitation refers to the bibliography/footnotes as well as the article
itself), as sometimes the URLs can be quite long. 

I think that the need to shorten texts (for twitting etc.) was the basic
rational for establishing such services. 

Best Wishes,
Sharon Haleva Amir, HCLT Fellow 
(PhD Candidate) Faculty of Law, 
University of Haifa, ISRAEL. 

-----Original Message-----
From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of yana breindl
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 11:27 AM
To: Air-L at listserv.aoir.org
Subject: [Air-L] Inclusion of short links in academic publications?

Hello all,

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

Thank you,



Ph.D Candidate
Dépt des sciences de l'information et de la communication (SIC)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Tél.: + 32 (0)2 650 44 46
E-mail: ybreindl at ulb.ac.be
The Air-L at listserv.aoir.org mailing list
is provided by the Association of Internet Researchers http://aoir.org
Subscribe, change options or unsubscribe at:

Join the Association of Internet Researchers:

More information about the Air-L mailing list