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Will my old links work in the new site?

YES.

The new OLL does an automatic look up when an old URL is used and directs you to the new page. So, all your old links to books, authors, groups, and so on should still work.

Books

If you use an old long OLL URL like this one oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=307&Itemid=99999999

or if you use an old short OLL URL like this one /title/307 you will be automatically taken to the page for that book, which in this case is:

Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros, 1877).

In the new OLL we have two ways of linking to a book

Both will take you to the same book.

Authors

Similarly with an author. The old short OLL URL to “Simon Newcomb” was /person/206. The old long OLL URL was oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php&person=206

The new OLL does an automatic look up when an old URL is used and directs you to the new page.

In the new OLL there are also two methods:

Both will take you to the same author.

Quotations

Links to individual chapters or paragraphs within chapters (such as the Quotes of the Week) might be a bit trickier. A URL to a typical Quotation in the old OLL was of the form /title/2419/229244/3899348 where the numbers refer to the book, chapter, and then the paragraph.

In the new OLL the link to the same paragraph is /titles/2419#de-Tocqueville_1597_564. You will notice that the book ID number is the same (2419) but we have a new method of numbering the paragraphs. The automatic look up feature should work for most of the old quotation URLs but some may not. It should get you close to what you want but maybe not all the time. Good luck with this!

Last modified April 23, 2014