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What is a DLA Site Under Development?

A DLA Site Under Development is a set of Web pages that is being developed using the Penn Libraries' Digital Library Architecture (DLA) system. The site is still being worked on and had not yet been finalized.

As a result:

  • A DLA Site Under Development is not production quality yet
    • The data displayed might have various problems (typos, inconsistencies, missing data, etc.)
    • The organization of the site might be sketchy and incomplete
       
  • A DLA Site Under Development could be moved to a different URL any time

 

May I let people know about a DLA Site Under Development?

As a member of Penn Libraries staff, you may let people know about a DLA Site Under Development, as long as:

  • Your audience realizes that it is still under development
  • They understand that it could be moved to a different URL any time
  • You do not give them the Temporary URL in writing (for instance in an email or in a grant proposal)
    • Instead, you need to create a Persistent ERED URL, and use that Persistent URL in all written communication
    • This way, if the Temporary URL changes, we will be able to update the Persistent URL, so that it does not break
    • Note that if you choose the proper settings, the Persistent ERED URL will not appear in FindIt
    • Please ask Leslie Vallhonrat for more details on this