Stable Links to Online Articles, eBooks & More: About Stable Links
Outcomes for Creating Stable Links
Working through this guide will assist you to:
Understand why and how proxied, stable/persistent/durable links may be used
Understand why it is important to construct them accurately and maintain them regularly
Be aware of how to construct a stable link for remote access using VIU's proxy prefix
Have greater confidence in creating and testing your own links
Know how to access help as required
Why Stable Links?
For online course readings to work well, on and off campus, each one must have a stable, proxied link.
These links or URLs may be known as persistent, durable, or stable, jumpstarts, or permalinks, depending on the source.
Offering links to readings offers many advantages over copying material, saving time and avoiding additional costs associated with reproduction and distribution.