The ARK Community

Global distribution of organizations registered to create ARKs.

The ways to connect with the community include twitter (@arks_org), email discussion groups in English and French, surveys, and working groups.

Since 2001 over 680 organizations across the world registered to assign ARKs. The registry includes national and university libraries, archives, and museums, publishers, data centers, government agencies and for-profit organizations. To have your institution registered, use the ARK request form. Some of the major users are

chart of growth of ARK-assigning organizations since 2001

  • The California Digital Library
  • The Internet Archive
  • National Library of France
  • Portico Digital Preservation Service
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of North Texas
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information
  • FamilySearch.org
  • University of Utah
  • University of Chicago
  • University College Dublin
  • The British Library
  • Princeton University

The complete list of organizations registered to assign ARKs is regularly updated and publicly available.