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Metadata Application Profile

Metadata Application Profile

The DPLA Metadata Application Profile (MAP) is the basis for how metadata is structured and validated in DPLA, and guides how metadata is stored, serialized, and made available through our API in JSON-LD. The MAP is based on the Europeana Data Model (EDM), and integrates the experience and specific needs for aggregating the metadata of America’s cultural heritage institutions.  The current version is 3.1.

The previous version, 3.0, can be accessed here.

Download the DPLA Metadata Application Profile (V3.1)