sourcereturns the initial XML metadata of an item for a given item-ID. The format can be one of the accepted input data formats (e.g. MARCXML, METS/MODS, LIDO, Dublin Core). This method provides response data only as
application/xmlbecause the DDB only accept XML-based metadata from its contributing institutions. It is a read-only service and must be accessed with a HTTP-GET-request.
|yes||no||Specifies the format of the accepted data. Every request needs to be sent with a valid Accept Header defining the requested response format. Otherwise the response to the request will be a |
|yes||no||–||The host is mandatory.|
|yes||no||–||The ID of the requested item.|
This method needs no API key for authentication (Who are you?) or authorization (What you are authorized to do?).
This method is offered over HTTP and HTTP Secure.
|Either the item does not exist or has no data.|
|The Request Header is not acceptable. Please see section Request Header.|
|Something went terribly wrong. An error message will provide a meaningful description.|