Library of Congress Name Authority File (NAF)

Bulk downloads of the Library of Congress Name Authority File (NAF). The current bulk download is only MADS/RDF. A SKOS/RDF download will be available in the near future. Two serializations are offered: n-triples and RDF/XML.

The data dumps are very much a work in progress. Please report problems, issues, and wishes on the ID.LOC.GOV listserv:


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The Library of Congress has prepared this vocabulary terminology system and is making it available as a public domain data set. While it has attempted to minimize inaccuracies and defects in the data and services furnished, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS PROVIDING THIS DATA AND THESE SERVICES "AS IS" AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

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Author Library of Congress
Last Updated October 10, 2013, 22:18 (UTC)
Created August 12, 2011, 16:20 (UTC)
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