Nick Jackson, a computing student and part-time member of ICT staff, has developed lncn.eu, a University of Lincoln branded service for shortening links. Read all about it here. Be sure to read the comments to get a good idea of how he intends to improve the service.
This little project was in response to reading Bernie’s blog post about how a student wanted to use short links in his dissertation.
I see that Nick’s in contact with the Internet Archive’s 301Works to guarantee long-term sustainability of the links, too.