Are you considering making your metadata and perhaps also digital content available to users from Germany and around the world through the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek? Great! Here’s how data delivery works:
Once you’ve registered your institution with the DDB (see Registration), staff and service points are ready to offer advice on any question related to data delivery and integration in the DDB and actively support you throughout the whole process. We can assist with:
1. Preparation for integration of your data in the DDB
- providing (field-specific) information
- coordination around the content of the collection being delivered
- specification of delivery procedures for your data and, where appropriate, digital content (choosing an interface for data transfer)
- advice on fulfilling DDB quality requirements for the delivery of metadata
- advice on selecting an input format suitable for the DDB. The following standardised and field-specific input formats may be considered:
- Encoded Archival Description – DDB-Profil (EAD-DDB)
- Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO)
- Machine Readable Cataloging XML (MARCXML)
- Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard / Metadata Object Description Schema (METS/MODS)
- Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE)
- Dublin Core (DC)
- index.meta (Further information from Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte)
- DenkXWeb (Further information from Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen)
- Other proprietary formats, as agreed
- Preparation of guidelines for transferring your data into the overall data model of the DDB (conceptual mapping)
- Transfer of your data and mapping to the operational carrier – FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
- Support in evaluation of your data in the DDB’s test system
2. Delivery of your digital content
Along with metadata, the delivery of digital content in the form of preview images or high-resolution image, video or audio files is both possible and desirable. Digital content can be delivered directly to the DDB and/or made available through a stable link in the metadata.
Certain quality requirements apply to digital content. The DDB recommends that you observe applicable standards, such as those recommended by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
3. Data delivery to Europeana
On request we will also oversee the transfer of your data to Europeana, where digital content is accessible through the Internet portal www.europeana.eu. The transfer of metadata already made available through data transfer is conducted according to current, applicable specifications of the Europeana Data Model.
You can find further information on technical specifications and delivery of data to Europeana here .
We’re happy to assist with any questions you may have on data delivery, data formats or technical requirements for DDB participants. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Data delivery
- Glossar (PDF, 344 KB)
- Technische Spezifikationen (PDF, 384 KB)
- Cooperation Agreement