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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 5.0.

Download the DPLA Metadata Application Profile, version 5.0.

New to the DPLA MAP? Read our Introduction to the DPLA Metadata Model to get started.

The previous versions can be accessed below: