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AALL partners with to ensure unbroken links to association publications

 “The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) today announces the organization is partnering with to ensure AALL publications will remain complete and maintain their longevity for the benefit of its more than 4,500 members and those served by their legal information expertise. is a service that helps scholars, courts, and others create citation links that will never break by making a copy of the referenced content and generating a permanent link to an archived record of the page. “ Our primary goal as law librarians is providing access to legal information,” noted AALL President Greg Lambert. “It is critical that the resources we create are produced with strong preservation principles to ensure they are accessible to members, the public, and institutions that rely on them. Our partnership with will help us uphold this important responsibility.” The partnership with will ensure the reliability of the links used in AALL’s Law Library Journal and other association publications, reinforcing AALL’s commitment to preserving legal info rmation. was developed at the Harvard Law School Library as a tool to fight link rot and content drift. Research has demonstrated the extent that citations have been affected across the web. For example, a study detailed in the Harvard Law Review revealed that over 50 percent of cited links in Supreme Court opinions and 70 percent of URLs from legal journals cited a reference that was inaccessible. “We’re particularly proud of our members’ dedication and knowledge in launching, among them m ember Adam Ziegler , who serves as’s managing director as well as former Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab Director Kim Dulin,” noted Lambert is free to use for those at academic institutions, courts, libraries, and other non – profit institutions and boasts over 20,000 users. Additionally, is now offering its services to law firms and other commercial organizations.”

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