You can integrate the contents of the Bavarian State Library, which are provided in the IIIF standard, directly into web offers via the APIs (Application Programming Interface) without having to download and maintain the data yourself.
Please note: Any commercial use of our digital copies is subject to approval and fees. For more information on usage and possible fees, please refer to our FAQ.
If you want to download images for scientific purposes, we can provide you with images in JPEG format individually. Please click on the download icon in the viewer at the top right.
You can also download larger amounts of images and full texts via the IIIF APIs, if actually necessary. All the interfaces described in the following provide their responses with the
seeAlso key of a facsimile canvas in the manifest.
Example of an image file:
Example of an info.json file:
Underlying specification: https://iiif.io/api/image/2.1/
URL IIIF manifest:
Examples of a manifest:
Underlying specification: https://iiif.io/api/presentation/2.1/
URL top collection:
Underlying specification: https://iiif.io/api/presentation/2.1/#collection
Example of an OCR XML file:
Visit us on Github. There you can find opensource IIIF software developed by the MDZ.
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