PRONOM is an online registry of technical information useful in the accession and long-term preservation of electronic records. This includes authoritative information about software products, their support lifecycles, their technical requirements, and the file formats which they support. Originally used solely by the National Archives, PRONOM is now available as a resource for anyone requiring access to this type of information.
The PRONOM API provides programmatic methods for retrieving PRONOM's information resources. This API uses SOAP calls issued in XML format.