Data Shop - Help
- Become a trial customer
- Become a customer
- Download metadata
- Top up account
- Conditions and costs
- Data formats
The Data Shop is a web service aimed at libraries and other customers wishing to obtain bibliographic data.
In Data Shop, registered users can download data they have located in the catalogue of the German National Library for further processing in their own system. The data can be downloaded in a variety of different formats (MARC 21, MARC-21-xml, MABxml, MAB2 disk service format, MAB2 data service format, and a selection of Dublin Core elements - DNB Casual- (oai_dc) and RDFxml (Business model).
This applies both for selections of individual hits and also for entire hit lists. Charges apply for some of these services, depending on the database and the data format requested. Authority data (only available in GND-MARC-21 format) and bibliographic data (in oai_dc and RDF formats) can be accessed free of charge as of 1 July 2012. Bibliographic data in MARC 21 and MAB formats which was bibliographically indexed before 31 December 2010 is also free of charge. Series O bibliographic data is free of charge, irrespective of the chosen format and date of indexing.
Users need to register and obtain authorisation in order to use the Data Shop. Apply for free test access - in a quick and easy process - if you would like to find out more about this service.
Become a trial customer
You first have to register and then be logged in to set up a test account. At the bottom right you can then click the "Data Shop" button under "Freischaltung beantragen für" ("Apply for activation for"). If relevant, you can then enter details of your company, institution or organisation. If not, you can proceed directly by clicking the "Testkonto beantragen" ("Apply for test account") button. The screen which then appears briefly explains the conditions of the free test account again. The following options are available to trial customers:
Become a customer
- Enter your address and telephone number in the address form
- Enter your billing address
- Set the number of data records. Here you should identify how many data records can be downloaded. The number can be increased at any time.
After successfully registering, the customer is sent written confirmation by e-mail. Customers can then perform the following tasks:
In order to download metadata, users should first enter the catalogue and start a search. Entire search results or individual hits can then be transferred to "eigene Auswahl" (My selection). Return to the Data Shop to download these data records, maximum 10,000 records each download. The individual hits or the entire list of search results from "eigene Auswahl" are shown there. These can then be converted into different data formats and downloaded. Select the individual data records or search results and the desired data format. Click "Auftrag starten" ("Start transaction") to convert the data records. The costs for the data records will then be calculated based on the selected tariff. If you do not have sufficient funds currently available in your account, the data records will not be converted. You can increase the amount by clicking "Konto aufladen" ("Top up account").
The list of jobs already completed and the current job are shown under "Transactions". You can also download the converted data records from there.
Top up account
You can increase the number of data records by topping up your account. Customers receive a list of possible tariffs. The increase is effected immediately if a new price category is chosen. The invoice will be sent to the address given.
Conditions and costs
Up to 100 data records can be used free of charge during the test phase.
Authority data (only available in GND-MARC-21 format) and bibliographic data (in oai_dc and RDF formats) can be accessed free of charge as of 1 July 2012. Bibliographic data in MARC 21 and MAB formats which was bibliographically indexed before 31 December 2010 is also free of charge. Series O bibliographic data is free of charge, irrespective of the chosen format and date of indexing. A fee is charged for using bibliographic data in all other data formats. Sufficient units must be credited to your account in order to obtain data records. Each data record corresponds to one unit. One of the following price categories can be selected, depending on the individual usage volume:
|up 100||13.00||Price categorye 1|
|up 500||62.00||Price category 2|
|up 1,000||119.00||Price category 3|
|up 2,500||258.00||Price category 4|
|up 5,000||535.00||Price category 5|
|up 10,000||1,013.00||Price category 6|
|up 20,000||1,913.00||Price category 7|
You can download metadata in different formats via the Data Shop. The following data formats are available:
No charge is made for this, however considerably fewer data records are available in this format (PDF, 26KB, Not barrier-free file.) than in others.
<dc:title>Vollkommene Stille : Rede zur Verleihung des Max-Frisch-Preises am 1. Oktober 2006 in Zürich / Ralf Rothmann. Mit der Laudatio von Ursula März</dc:title>
<dc:publisher>Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp</dc:publisher>
Last update: 23.11.2012