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11-15-2004, 10:47 AM
Bit of an odd one for you all:
Is anyone aware of any free or open source databases of Books, CDs, and/or DVDs?
Ideally they would include the barcode or UPN of each product, and be in XML, CSV or MySQL format.
A long shot I know, but worth a try ;)
If you can't google it, then I doubt they exist. The other place I would check is a library - they'll have something like that and might know where you can get it from.
Given that a database like that is going to be millions of records that are constantly updated, it's almost certain to be proprietry (I would expect a bunch of different variations, ideally a licensed feed - xml if you're really lucky). I would be surprised if it were cheap. And if it is cheap, I'd be surprised if it were good.
11-15-2004, 11:35 PM
Yes, that is the problem I'm having. There are some free ones like www.upcdatabase.com, but they're awful.
I may just have to use Amazon's AWS, and put up with the restrictions.
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