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A range of web services to enhance data interoperability

In order to reinforce the interoperability of data and optimize their reuse by the information systems of the ESR institutions, itAbes makes available to library professionals and ESR IT developers a range of technical solutions and web services. 

BACON, national knowledge base


Web services BACON

  • list returns the list of available bouquets
  • package2kbart returns the list of titles of a bouquet
  • id2kbart allows you to know to which bouquet(s) a document belongs according to its identifier.

more information: see documentation

Exposure of BACON data

For more information: consult the reuse modalities

Calamescatalogue of archives and manuscripts


Web services Calames

more information: see documentation

Data Exposure Calames

For more information: consult the reuse modalities

IdRefESR identifiers and reference frameworks


Web services: RCR and ISIL library identifiers

Please note:Abes is the national agency for the allocation of the ISIL, the international identifier for libraries

  • Iln2rcr returns the list of CRNs using the same Library Management System (ILN)
  • rcr2iln : Returns the associated attachmentILNs to a list of CRRN
  • listisil : establishes the list of establishments Sudoc with an ISIL number. The file contains: ISIL number / ISIL number of attachment / short title / PPN number of the notice
  • listrcr : establishes the correspondences between the RCR numbers and the titles of the establishments Sudoc / Sudoc PS. The file contains: RCR number / LIN number / short title / PPN number of the record

Web services IdRef

Web services IdRef allow the retrieval of data on a per unit basis. They can be combined with each other to build complex services. Some of them are essential to manage updates and to guarantee the synchronisation of a third-party database with IdRef.

  • biblio Return a list of bibliographic Sudoc resources linked to an authority record.
  • idref2id : provides the identifiers of about ten other systems (to be specified in the request) from an identifier IdRef
  • id2idref provides an identifier IdRef from identifiers from other systems (to be specified in the query)
  • iln2Td3 returns the list of current Rameau (Td3) proposals in each ILN
  • merged returns the identifier of a valid record from the identifier of a record that has become obsolete following a merger
  • inverted merged indicates the identifier of a record that has become obsolete from the identifier of a valid record, following a merger
  • references : returns the list of bibliographic resources reported in various data sources (HAL, Perseus...) and linked to an authority record IdRef

more information: see documentation

SolR API: query IdRef

IdRef is based on a SolR search engine whose indexes are searchable via API. Thus, the data IdRef can be searched and retrieved in a transparent manner, including from a third-party interface.

more information: see documentation

Integrate IdRef into a third-party application

Initially developed to allow interactions with the STAR and Calames applications, IdRef can communicate with any other website and be called from a third party application. The JavaScript code for this interconnection is freely retrievable.

more information: see documentation

Reuse of authority data IdRef

For more information: consult the reuse modalities 

SudocESR Library Catalogue


Web services Sudoc

Note: the list of web services Sudoc is available from a dynamic file (directory.xls) updated in real time.

  • biblio Return a list of bibliographic Sudoc resources linked to an authority record.
  • bibliocontrol From the RCR that created the record, returns a list of created PPNs with an anomaly as a file
  • frbn2ppn / ocn2ppn / dnb2ppn / ucatb2ppn / frcairninfo2ppn Return a record Sudoc identifier (PPN) from a record identifier from another database.
  • isbn2ppn / ean2ppn / issn2ppn Return record Sudoc identifiers (PPN) from standard identifiers (ISBN, EAN, ISSN).
  • merged Returns the identifier of a valid record from the identifier of an obsolete record following a record merge.
  • metareviews generates the complete history of a journal - printed and/or electronic - from a record Sudoc identifier (n°PPN) 
  • multiwhere : lists the libraries in the network Sudoc that have the same document
  • nnt2ppn Return a record Sudoc identifier (n°PPN) from the National Thesis Number (NNT).
  • ppn2nnt Returns the National Thesis Number (NNT) from a record Sudoc identifier (n°PPN).
  • unimarc2marcxml from their PPN n°, UNIMARC records Sudoc are returned in MarcXML format.
  • marcXml2tei From its PPN number, a record of a thesis or academic work (excluding doctoral theses) is returned in xml-tei format
  • ppn2epn Returns the copy number (EPN) related to a CPR from one or more PPNs.

more information: see documentation

Data Exposure Sudoc

For more information: consult the reuse modalities

WorldCat API

WorldCat APIs enable library catalogues to be enhanced with Worldcat data and features. Use of the WorldCat APIs is restricted to subscribing institutions .

To apply, school directors Sudoc are invited to submit a simple application to OCLC.

  • For more information: see the WordCat site / "Web services for developers" section

theses.fr / STAR / STEP : metadata of PhD theses


Importing data

  • SOAP web service and/or mail service used for STEP / STAR imports

more informationsee documentation

Query theses.co.uk

The SolR API for querying theses.fr enables data to be identified and retrieved in a transparent manner, including from a third party interface. Learn more

Reuse of metadata from theses (defended and in preparation)