"Bibliographic Services" data service
Short URL: http://www.dnb.de/EN/dataservice
The German National Library offers the following data in machine-readable form via the WWW- or FTP-server:
- Deutsche Nationalbibliografie (current and retrospective)
- New Release Service
- Integrated Authority File (GND)
- German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB)
The data is supplied in MARC 21, MARC21-xml, RDFxml (not available for all data) formats. A contract must be concluded to obtain charged data. The Deutsche Nationalbibliografie series and the New Release Service are also available in ISBD format (in HTML or PDF versions).
- Complete deliveries
- Purchase of individual data records
- Overview of costs (available only in German)
The following packages are provided free of charge under CC0 licence via the WWW server.
The basic data stock of the GND (Integrated Authority File) is available in MARC 21 and MARC21-xml formats. The file is updated in April and October each year.
The complete file including all free bibliographic data is available in MARC 21 format. The bibliographic data up to the 2012 bibliography year are currently offered free of charge under CC0 licence. The data are updated in the first quarter of each year when the latest bibliographic year is added.
To obtain the relevant access details, please mail our data services department Datendienste, specifying the required format.
The basic data stock of the bibliographic data and the Integrated Authority File (GND) are available free of charge in RDFxml or RDF/turtle format under CC0 licence as part of the Linked Data Service.
Continuously updated via OAI
The OAI interface can be used for continuous updating of the data.
Purchase of individual data records
Individual data records can be transferred retrospectively from external sources:
- via the Data Shop
- via ISBN selection (selective external data transfer of individual data records based on the ISBNs of the required works).
- via SRU-Interface
Overview of costs (available only in German)
Last update: 22.1.2014