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Downloading the dataset

The links provided bellow allow the complete download of the datasets that are provide as open data through The European Library. The files are organized by dataset, and are provided in three formats/encodings:

  • RDF in application/rdf+xml
  • RDF in text/turtle
  • Dublin Core Element Set in text/xml

For more information about The European Library Dataset please proceed to the main page.

For more information about RDF datamodel please consult the documentation.