Open Data Services

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 and metadata of freely available electronic collections 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.

Metadata for retrieval via OAI PMH

Metadata in the formats OAI Dublin Core, MARC XML and RDF XML can be downloaded via TIB’s OAI interface; there may be daily updates. For details, please refer to the interface documentation.

There are several tools that allow you to download our data via OAI-PMH. A tool with a graphical interface is for example MarcEdit.


Examples of links (complete data dump, updated daily)


Metadata of freely available electronic collections

Examples of links (complete data, updated daily)

The metadata as a dump

The metadata of the freely available electronic holdings and the catalogue data of the TIB are also available in compressed form in the formats JSON-LD, N3 and Turtle.



TIB endeavours to provide high-quality services and data. Please support us in our efforts!
When using data, please refer to TIB and create a link to to support the further distribution and use of the data.


Berrit Genat
Metadata Services

Phone: +49 511 762-2206