Our college is looking at offering a URL shortening service. If your college/university has implemented a URL shortening service, can you share your experience?
1. Can you tell me what prompted your college to develop the URL shortener? We’re discussing it now and there are several people who have asked why we don’t just use a 301 redirect.
2. Our plan was to offer the URL shortener to only staff through the portal, but I notice the University of Nebraska - Lincoln URL shortener application
is public. Can you share your university’s thoughts on the public vs. private URL shortener?
3. What requirements did your users have for the URL shortener? We’ve looked at cli.gs and bit.ly as our models, and like the feature that cli.gs offers of being able to change the page link after the URL has been created.
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, Michigan