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N2T.net Partners

Individual identifiers are stored in N2T.net by a number of partners.

Development partners include

  • ARKetype - an identifer service for a consortium of Swiss universities under the INCIPIT project
  • Islandora - open source digital asset management

Compact identifiers (CURIEs) are implemented with scheme (prefix) records stored in N2T.net in partnership with

In February 2018 the California Digital Library and DuraSpace (now LYRASIS) announced the ARKs in the Open project, a collaboration aimed at building an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the scholarly ecosystem. In 2021 this mature community was rebranded as

  • ARK Alliance - community supporting the open global ARK infrastructure

While not currently storing individual identifiers for them, N2T stores forwarding records for "shoulders" (described in Identifier Conventions), as well as for "NAANs" on behalf of over 600 different ARK providers, including

  • Portico Digital Preservation Service
  • The National Library of France
  • FamilySearch
  • The University of North Texas
  • The British Library
  • The University of Chicago
  • Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative (SNACC)

We also have replication arrangements with

  • National Library of France
  • US National Library of Medicine
  • University of Edinburgh

and we engage in ongoing projects and funded work (NSF, NIH, IMLS, Force11) with consortia of data archives and publishers such as