11.0410 PURLs

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 21:23:54 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 410.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 11:38:47
From: "Charles L. Creegan" <ccreegan@ncwc.edu>
Subject: PURLs

Of possible interest to some here, an interim attempt to deal with the
vexed issue of link rot is the 'persistent URL' or PURL, being implemented
at OCLC. The idea is to have a central registry which resolves the actual
location of a requested resource; when the resource moves only the registry
need be changed. See their page at: <http://www.purl.org/>

I found out about this through an article in the Offline column of
Religious Studies News:

Charles L. Creegan    N.C. Wesleyan College    ccreegan@ncwc.edu

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