This demonstrator, a joint effort of EDIT/ViTaL and BHL-Europe, built by the Common Library Network GBV (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund) allows users to browse and search titles held by the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT), the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (BHL-Europe) and BHL member institutions. It will be further developed and extended towards the Global References Index to Biodiversity (GRIB). It will then be a tool to manage the taxonomic literature that is (a) already available in digital form, (b) in the process of being digitised, and (c) for which plans have been created for digitisation and to nominate literature to be digitised.
The current status can be seen in the GRIB catalog. Below you find additional information for developers and maintainance.
General information about Search/Retrieve via URL (SRU) is available in the official SRU specification. Please do not use the (dc) fields but only the (pica) search fields. The following search keys are most relevant:
Single records can be retrieved via GBV's unAPI in various formats. There is a specific gribxml format that contains the current status of a record.
Digitalization status can be modified with the following URL parameters:
The response format can be choosen via the format parameter. By default (format=json) a JSON object is returned, other formats are atom.