This is how to create a permalink for a resource in OneStopSearch, and how this link can be shared with others via various online communication platforms. The term “permalink” refers to a link that is secure, or permanent. It is unlikely to break, and can be shared with anyone, without infringing on copyright issues. In order to view the resource, the person accessing the link will need to have access to the University of Manitoba, via a UMnet ID or 14-digit ID.
To begin, go to the Libraries homepage, at umanitoba.ca/libraries. Use the OneStopSearch database to find the item you would like to share, for example, the title of a book or article. Once you’ve found the record for the item you need, click on its title. Using the “actions” tab on the right hand side of the record, select “Permalink” and copy the permalink provided.
The permalink for your resource can now be shared with others. It can easily be copied and pasted into text messages, emails, personal websites, and other documents. The link will remain active as long as the University of Manitoba Libraries has access to the resource you’ve chosen to share.
For more help with adding permalinks to UM Learn, contact your subject librarian, or any University of Manitoba Libraries location.
If you don’t already have a permalink for the resource you want to share, consult the “Creating permalinks” tutorial for step-by-step instruction on this process. To add your permalink to UM Learn, log in, and select the appropriate course. Under “Content Browser” choose the module where you’d like your resource to be accessed. Select “New” and choose “Create a link” from the dropdown options.
In the title field, enter the text you’d like your students to see when they click on the link. In the URL field below, copy and paste your permalink. You can repeat this process for any additional resources you’d like to add.
For more help with adding permalinks in UM Learn, speak to your liaison librarian or contact the IST service desk at 8600 or via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.