[Air-L] Inclusion of short links in academic publications?
joseph.2011 at reagle.org
Fri Jul 22 08:32:03 PDT 2011
On Friday, July 22, 2011, yana breindl wrote:
> The reason I asked is not because of a word limit but because one of my
> committee members suggested I'd use short links to ease access for readers
> of the print dissertation. I do have quite a lot of electronic sources as
> footnotes in some of the chapters and he mentioned he'd have typed a
> shortened url but not a long one.
But typing in random strings of digits -- even if shorter -- can be a pain too.
> An alternative would be to include short urls in the footnotes and add an
> appendix with corresponding long links. I'm not sure it's worth the hassle
Or, just put the bibliography online. (I imagined that would much easier than typing in URLs).
Since so many of my URLs are from WP, I used the short form of those and others URLs in the printed version, but long one's in the online one. For example:
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