Resolving Names Into Things

N2T.net Partners

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

Compact identifiers 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.

While not currently storing individual identifiers for them, N2T stores "NAAN" and "shoulder" (described in Identifier Basics) forwarding records for 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 (SNAC)

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 (NIH, IMLS, Force11) with consortia of data archives and publishers such as