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DDBC Authority Database Services


DDBC Authority Database Web Services are accessible via a set of JavaScript libraries, which can be embedded in any web application. The services define a collection of web APIs that make it easy to access data from the DDBC Authority Database and to integrate this data into diverse external web applications.

Two services are provided at present:

  1. the Pop-up Annotation Service
  2. the Get-ID Service (forthcoming)

Alternatively, data can be accessed directly through our Web Data-Provider Service


This document is intended for programmers who want to access data from DDBC Authority Database using the DDBC Authority Database Web API. It provides an introduction to the service, and details on the usage and operation of the API.

Usage Policy

There is no limit to the number of calls per day you can make to the DDBC Authority Web Service API. However we may generate summary statistics from connection log files.