Use this form to request a Name Assigning Authority Number (NAAN) so that you can create ARK (Archival Resource Key) identifiers. You may also use this form to request updates if you have an existing NAAN.
For a memory organization that holds content (a library, archive, data center, museum, etc.) or produces content (a laboratory, publisher, campus department, etc.), obtaining a NAAN allows it to assign ARKs. See arks.org
for more information.
When your request is verified, a unique 5-digit NAAN will be registered exclusively for the memory organization. If you have questions about this form, please use the discussion group at groups.google.com/group/arks-forum