Digital Preservation Framework Linked Data Project

The idea of the “Semantic Web” for the Internet is that organizations and individuals can share information in a format that can be read automatically by computers, as well as linking similar types of information across multiple web sites. This collection of related datasets on the web is referred to as Linked Data.

NARA has a history of releasing information about the collections available as datasets and making information machine-accessible through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

The Digital Preservation unit at NARA is working to release a copy of its Digital Preservation Framework as Linked Data. The Framework already contains thousands of links to other authoritative web resources, making it a prime candidate for the Linked Data format. The final implementation is not ready and the endpoints are not live, but a bulk test file based on the spreadsheet available on GitHub in the RDF-Turtle format is available on request as of September, 2021. NARA is making this available for review in order to request feedback on the data structure and mappings. To request a review copy, please email