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Citation is an essential aspect of all publications that allows users to easily note down the location of a specific segment or component for their own future reference, or to easily direct other users to it. As born-digital publications such as those published by THL have come on the scene only recently, the standard citation practices have not fully been established. Given the ever-evolving nature of the digital medium, the use of URLs can be problematic, since sites move and URLs change.
In doing citations, it is essential to differentiate between whether the resource you are citing is a "permanent publication" or a "draft publication" within THL. A "permanent publication" means that THL is committed to permanently preserving the publication in its present form, while a "draft publication" signifies that the precise content could change, and hence there is no guarantee the present form will be accessible in the future.
At present we have not implemented our long term plans, and have yet to write up exhaustive guideline on how to do citations. Please check back later.