Available Data Formats

In accordance with the data openness policy implemented by the European CommissionAbes since 2012, the metadata produced by the reporting networks managed by the European CommissionAbes are under the responsibility of the European Commission. Licence Ouverte / Open Licence  of the state developed by the Etalab mission. The recovery and re-use of the data is free and open to all, provided that the date of recovery and the source are indicated. The "conditions of use" are detailed for each data set.

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Provision of data Sudoc in MARC formats


Export formats

Important: In order to keep up with the evolution of the MARC formats, changes to the export formats are regularly implemented. The UNIMARC export format is updated according to the evolution of the international format. On the other hand, the MARC21 export format is based on the 1999 version of USMARC. Only a few changes have been or may be taken into account from time to time. Data Sudoc in MARC21 are therefore provided in a structure that may not be up to date with the latest international developments. To follow the updates of the export formats, suppliers and Library Management System (LMS) administrators are invited to refer to the follow-up document : Changes to data export formats Sudoc (last updated: January 2020)

Bibliographic records Sudoc are provided in an exchange format that conforms to ISO 2709 (ICSNo. 34.240.30), the international standard that defines the format for the computer exchange of bibliographic records:

The UNIMARC format is the reference for data exchange at national and international level. Learn more

Sample records Sudoc

Institutions and suppliers of Library Management Systems have at their disposal a sample of data Sudocto enable them to test the interoperability of the systems with the Sudoc system and thus guarantee the fluidity of data exchanges. Learn more

Terms and conditions of use

To comply with data source citation requirements :

  • UNIMARC: retain the contents of fields 801$b and 801$c
  • MARC 21: Retain the contents of field 040$a

Examples of reuse

  • network Sudoc member libraries / Sudoc-PS: powering local systems (SGB, discovery tools...)
  • Documentary structures outside networksAbes: enrichment of local systems (GBS, discovery tools, etc.)
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Data exposure Sudoc in MARC XML


Bibliographic Sudoc records are available in UNIMARC/MARCXML format

Please note: as the data provided in XML are converted "on the fly" from the UNIMARC export database, their updating is guaranteed.

Methods of recovery

    • by unit: from the record Sudoc identifier (PPN)
    • syntax of the request: https://www.sudoc.fr/ [enter here the n°ppn without the square brackets].xml

Terms and conditions of use

To comply with data source citation requirements, at least 801$b and 801$c should be kept, e.g. :

  <datafield tag="801" ind1=" " ind2="3">
  <subfield code="a">FR</<span">subfield>
  <subfield code="b">Abes</subfield>
  <subfield code="c">20210217</subfield>
  <subfield code="g">AFNOR</subfield>

Some UNIMARC fields/subfields cannot be converted to XML. These are mainly :

  • fields from external data sources whose suppliers do not allow exposure, such as fields 100 and 101 (publication dates/language) of a serial notice identified in the ISSN Registry which are subject to validation by the CIEPS
  • some areas not exposed due to the complexity of their modelling or the difference in granularity with UNIMARC

Examples of reuse

  • Single unit data Sudoc recovery in a more manageable format than ISO 2709
  • reuse of data Sudoc as a bibliographic repository
  • aggregation of records in distinct formats using XML as a pivot format, which allows for example the aggregation of data produced within different cataloguing networks (data from Sudoc, from Calames or from theses.fr)

more information: Activate the UNIMARC/MARCXML web service

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Data exposure Sudoc in RDF


Consistent with the policy of the European UnionAbes in terms of of data Sudocexposure on the web of dataSudoc bibliographic records can be retrieved in RDF format. As the data provided in RDF is converted "on the fly" from the UNIMARC export database, it is guaranteed to be up-to-date on a daily basis

Methods of recovery

  • by unit: from the record Sudoc identifier (PPN)
    • syntax of the request: https://www.sudoc.fr/ [enter here the n°ppn without the square brackets].rdf

Terms and conditions of use

In order to comply with the requirements for acknowledging the source of the data, the following should be mentioned in the header of the :

  • dcterms:creator rdf:resource= "http://www.idref.fr/033702462/id"/ : identifies the Abes (PPN of the authority record " Abes ")
  • dcterms:created: date of record creation Sudoc
  • dcterms:modified: date of modification of the notice Sudoc

Limitations

Some UNIMARC fields/subfields cannot be converted to RDF. These are mainly :

  • certain fields from external data sources whose suppliers do not allow exposure, such as fields 100 and 101 (publication dates/language) of a serial identified in the ISSN Registry which are subject to validation by the CIEPS
  • some areas not exposed due to the complexity of their modelling or the difference in granularity with UNIMARC.

more information: consult the documentation Correspondence UNIMARC - RDF

Examples of reuse

  • Single unit data Sudoc recovery in a more manageable format than ISO 2709
  • reuse of data Sudoc as a bibliographic repository
  • aggregation of records in distinct formats using RDF as a pivot format, which allows for example the aggregation of data produced within different cataloguing networks (data from Sudoc, de Calames or theses.fr)
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Display of CPR records in MARC


The CPR - Resource Centre Directory records describe the documentary institutions that are members of the networks Sudoc and Sudoc-PS. They are structured in a specific MARC-type format with precisely described fields. Consult the documentation

These data are enriched with geolocation information, which optimizes their reuse when designing innovative applications or services to enhance library collections.

Available from Directory of Resource Centres Sudoc and the Directory of Libraries in the French Collective Catalogue - CCFrCPR records, as authority records, are freely retrievable from services IdRef, in particular via the triple blind data.idref.fr.

Methods of recovery

From the interface ofIdRef, it is possible to retrieve CPR data in XML format:

  • by unit: from the identifier of a record Sudoc (PPN).
  • by batch: using the iln2rcr webservice by indicating the linking institution identifier (ILN) of the different libraries (CCR). This webservice can cover several ILNs.

i.e. CPR data accessible fromIdRef are also partially exposed in RDF format.

Examples of reuse

  • library directories
  • exploitation of geolocation data associated with CPR records
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