*** PLEASE NOTE: The data.archiveshub.ac.uk site is currently being migrated from University of Manchester servers to a cloud installation as part of the Mimas transition into Jisc. The SPARQL endpoint and linked data views are currently unavailable. We hope to have these live again as soon as we can. Due to resourcing issues however, this may not be possible until September 2015.

Welcome to the LOCAH Linked Archives Hub project page.

Find out more about the project on our About Locah page.

Linked Archives Hub Test Dataset

The dataset describes archives held by UK institutions. The data is derived from a sample of the archival finding aids held by the UK Archives Hub.

Please note: at this time, the dataset should be considered unstable, and its content may change substantially at any time without warning.


Locah Blog

The Locah Blog provides a detailed account of the project, covering data modelling, use of vocabularies, URIs, issues and challenges.

Locah Resources

The SPARQL endpoint for the dataset is: http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/sparql.

A query box for trying out SPARQL queries is available at http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk:8000/test/

An RDF dump of the dataset is available: http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/dump/

The Archives Hub EAD to RDF XSLT stylesheet is available: http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/ead2rdf/.


The URIs for resources described in the dataset follow the following pattern:


Linked Data Views

These are examples of our front end interfaces for the Linked Data


Vocabularies Used

The data references terms from (amongst others) the following RDF vocabularies:



The LOCAH Linked Archives Hub data and content is licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 licence.


NB: Archives repository postcode data kindly supplied by The National Archives Archon Directory