[greenstone-users] tinyurl

From Golderman, Gail
DateSun Jan 18 02:56:45 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] tinyurl
In-Reply-To (49718EEE-6000603-sdb-org)
We use tinyurl in our collection because of our customized display.
The long urls were not functioning - getting cut off, etc.
I would be interested to hear if others have had success as well. My
initial concern was stability.


Gail Golderman
Digital Services Librarian
Schaffer Library, Union College
Schenectady, NY
Skype: gail.golderman

On Jan 17, 2009, at 2:55 AM, "Julian Fox" <jbfox@sdb.org> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I would be interested in any comments on the use of TinyUrl.
> Finding myself frequently enough in a situation where I want to give
> people Greenstone URLS (And we know how long they can be!) I have
> started using TinyURL to make it easier for others. It appears to
> work to solve my immediate problem (or rather the users' immediate
> problem).
> So three questions really - has anybody else tried this approach?
> Is there a downside that I'm missing? Could this ever be built into
> Greenstone itself?
> Julian
> ps, for those unsure of what I'm talking about, head off to http://tiny.cc
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