Open Data Services

TIB makes its catalogue data publicly available as Open Data

The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) supports the concept of Open Access and promotes free access to publicly funded data (Open Data).

All bibliographic data from the area of science and technology generated by TIB for its library catalogue are made available under the terms of the CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons licence.

This implies that TIB relinquishes to the greatest extent possible all claims resulting from copyright or related rights or other rights to the data and otherwise permits all further use (e.g. copying, distribution, dissemination, performance, presentation) and adaptation of this data in any form and for any purpose (including for commercial purposes) without restrictions. The CC0 1.0 licence does not affect existing patent or trade mark rights, nor any rights that other people may have to the work/content, such as personality or publicity rights.

TIB's metadata for downloading

Updated:  2015/03/05
Size of uncompressed archive files:  about 10 GB
Format of archive files:  tgz (tar/gzip)
Format of metadata:  MARCXML
Quantity of metadata:  about 2.7 million records 


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Berrit Genat
Metadata Services

Phone: +49 511 762-2206