This panel focus on new challenges for the alliance of research communities and service institutions which emerge from new data formats, vocabulary standardization efforts, and collaborative practices. In particular, we focus on semantic web technologies and the adoption of Linked (Open) Data principles in humanities research. We zoom into practices of data curation during research (curating the data for the present) and in the aftermath of research projects (curating data for the future). The panel addresses intriguing pending questions about the long-term preservation of Linked Data datasets as complex digital and objects. It enables a discourse on higher level principles of working with and preserving Linked Data in the humanities based on reports of concrete experiences on the work floor, with the ultimate goal to making Linked Data FAIR.