German Digital Library (DDB) API

The Application Programming Interface (API) is a programming interface that enables access to data and methods of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB). It allows the development of diverse applications that use the content held in the DDB and display it according to one's own wishes and embed it in different contexts. The API is open to everyone. Authentication in the form of a key (API Key) is required to use the API of the DDB. (Notes on applying for API access). Only CC0-licensed metadata is output via the API of the DDB. The selection of the ZIP archives listed here is limited to the holdings of Berlin institutions and represent a supplementary offer from digiS. The XML files collected in the archives are in the EDM format and were downloaded via the API of the DDB. The digital copies referenced in the metadata are subject to open licenses. The respective institution may offer additional data sets or digital copies, but not necessarily under open licenses. It is intended to update the datasets every six months. Last update of ZIP archives: 2022-12-07

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Last Updated May 9, 2023, 17:06 (UTC)
Created April 5, 2023, 09:20 (UTC)
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Contact name Michael Buechner
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Issued 2017-12-07T12:44:47.823103
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Modified 2022-12-08T13:43:30.423250
Publisher name German Digital Library
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