SUNScholar/Guidelines/Step 2/PURL

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Persistent URL (PURL)

The marketing friendly, (vanity url), persistent URL is vital for electronic citation persistence on the web in the long term and for repository marketing/branding.

TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE NAME WILL NEVER CHANGE
  • Ensure that the URL is clean with no forward slash redirects or port numbers. See links below.
  1. Good Web URL Tips
  2. Listen on port 80 and 443
  3. Configure the default UI
Further Reading
A Brief History of the Domain Name
Domain Names Explained
Website Metrics
Open Citation Systems
Good Examples
Bad Examples
Networking Help
http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/Networking

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