Perma.cc is a free online tool that enables you to keep a record of a specified webpage so that you will not run into the broken link problem down the road. The archived webpage has a unique URL (Perma Link), e.g., http://perma.cc/9265-T4NB. When you cite the webpage using its Perma Link, readers will be able to see the archived webpage even if the original is no longer available online. The video below provides more information about Perma.cc.
Faculty, students, and staff of the University of Chicago can request a free Perma.cc account for academic or research purposes by contacting the Center for Digital Scholarship.
To use Perma.cc to archive a webpage, you need to:
Perma.cc will store the content of a specified webpage in a record (Perma Record), and generate a Perma Link for it. When the archiving is completed, Perma.cc will show you the Perma Record and its link.
All Perma Records are preserved in the Perma.cc collection. If you would like to delete a Perma Record, you have to do that within 24 hours.
In case Perma.cc is unable to capture the content of a webpage, it will display a notification about it and allow you to upload an image of the webpage instead.
You can manage Perma Links in the following ways:
Details about these topics are available from this page.