View Full Version : Barcode Databases

Nov 15th, 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 ;)

Nov 15th, 2004, 08:58 PM
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.

Nov 15th, 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.