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Application Programming Interface (API) of the NDL Search: Application Form

People who wish to apply for the Application Programming Interface (API) of the NDL Search are requested to fill in the form and return it online to the National Diet Library.
We cannot go through the application procedure with any requirement undefined. Please fill out all necessary information in the application form.
We will inform you of details of the next procedure after confirming your application.
Please note that we may ask more details about the utilization of API depending on the content of your application by e-mail.

1. About Applicant

Enter information about institution and contact person if you apply as an institution.

* If your institution has a website, please also enter its URL.
* Enter the name and position of the person who represents the whole institution.
* Enter E-mail which can receive attachment files.

2. About your service which utilizes API

* If your service does not have a URL, enter the means to confirm your service, or the reason like "The service is not open to the public because it is used within our company only."

3. Main actor of constructing your service

* If you apply as an institution, enter name of institution.

4. Purpose, outline, etc. of your service

* Describe main purpose of whole of your service.
* Describe function of your service and how it utilizes API.
Profit (required)
* A business entity should select "for profit" even if your service is free of charge.
Fees for your service (required)
* If you are going to start a new service, enter the estimated number.
Revision of the fee in accordance with the implementation of API (required)

5. API

API(s) (required, select one or more)

6. Database and data item(s) to be utilized

* Please specify name of each database like "NDL Online," "NDL Digital Collections," etc.
* Not all databases (data providers) can be searched by all APIs. For details, please refer to "List of Data Providers Available by API".
* Please specify names of all data item(s) like "Title," "Creator," etc., or describe a range like "all the data items which can be returned by above API" for each API to be utilized.
* About the data items which can be returned by each API, please refer "Appendix3.Examples of returned data at each interface" of "NDL Search API Specifications".

7. Message

Treatment of personal information, etc.
  • Your information may also be used to inform you about specification change of the NDL search.
  • When using databases providing data by organizations other than the NDL for commercial purposes, we may disclose the information in this application to that providing organization.
  • For the use of personal information of the NDL, please refer to "Privacy policy".

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