Websites Change, Go Away and Get Taken Down helps scholars, journals and courts create permanent links to the online sources cited in their work. Here's an example.

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Perma In Action

Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court uses Perma to preserve citations in its published decisions.

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Harvard Law Review

The Harvard Law Review uses Perma to preserve citations in law review articles.

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With a account, you can create links to archived versions of web pages cited in your work. All you have to do is specify the URL of the page you want to preserve. will store the page and give you a unique Perma Link - like - that you can use to direct readers to the preserved page.


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Links become permanent when they are “vested” by someone affiliated with a vesting organization, such as a journal or court. limits vesting privileges to help prevent abuse and to focus on solving the problem of link rot in academic and legal writing.


Archive provides multiple archive formats for each archived page and gives account holders a dashboard to organize all the links they’ve created. Once links are vested, they become part of the permanent archive that ultimately will be maintained by a network of participating libraries.


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Supporting Partners

Harvard Library Innovation Lab Legal Information Preservation Alliance Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Internet Archive Digital Public Library of America CloudFlare, Inc. Dyn