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Business model for use of German National Library data services

Terms of use and subscription

From 1 July 2015 all bibliographic data of the German National Library and the authority data of the Integrated Authority File (GND) will be provided free of charge and can be freely re-used under "Creative Commons Zero" (CC0 1.0) terms.
The data can be obtained via online interfaces (Data Shop, SRU or OAI interface etc.) following initial registration and authorisation (registration free of charge).


The basic procedure for users to obtain data from the German National Library is for them to download the data themselves in standard formats via online interfaces.
Provision charges will be applied by the German National Library for active provision of data via SFTP or WWW server which are not included in the basic service. The corresponding list of charges is published annually on April and then applies from July.
Three months advance notice will be given of fundamental changes to the delivery formats provided.

Former business model for use of German National Library data services

Last update: 10.09.2018


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