The Open Product Data project is a comprehensive source for open barcode data. As of May 2014, they have close to a million products in their database. The data is accessible online, through an Android app (source code), and available for download under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).
The complete USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference can be downloaded as ASCII text files from https://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964 — no PDF scraping necessary :)
Regarding product barcodes, have a look at Open Product Data, a new project by the Open Knowledge Foundation.
I recently set out to do this. https://www.datakick.org/
The mission: Build a database of every product in the world that is free to everyone. It's licensed under CC0 (Public Domain Dedication) and all the information is available for download. There aren't many products yet, but it's a start for those who want to make this a reality.
EDIT: DataKick has ...
Have a look at OpenFoodFacts, which is a "free, open and collaborative database of food products from the entire world." It contains almost 920,000 items from around the world and may be helpful in solving your issue.
In short, no, there is no comprehensive open database of EAN 13 barcodes. I worked on a project that required UPC information and I found out that this data is not only hard to get, but what is there is often incomplete or poorly formed. I subscribed to SimpleUPC's API service to do some testing on matching products to parent companies. Manufacturer names ...
The USDA now provides an Open API for the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference using data.gov. You need a data.gov API key in order to access this, and requests are sent to api.data.gov using the REST protocol.
Short answer, no.
Long answer - there are attempts at creating a "global" or should I say "universal" UPC database and there are some vendors with large UPC databases (and even those who provide API access), but none of them are hardly "universal".
This is a problem that I have personally been grappling with. At work I manage a large number of SKUs (in the ...
A quick Google search turns up several APIs.
You can limit your queries to these resources by knowing that French ISBNs start with a 2 and English ISBN's start with a 0 or 1.
As far as getting ISBNs for older books
Reprints of older books will be ...
After doing some research and testing its search features today, I found the Worldcat database to be the best candidate for multi-language ISBN search. It has more in that it also has other media, such as DVD's and audio CD's, but for books it gets correct results every time, even for 1980 books not printed anymore. All media included, they say its database ...
Not knowing what you've already found, do you want something like this:
There was a question like this, two actually, over on Stack Overflow. Each of these has more links and help:
We're building an open crowdsourced database for uk food products.
We have calories, ingredients, photos.
You can use it and contribute to it as well (and let your user contribute) according to the OdBL licence :-)
https://uk.openfoodfacts.org and https://world.openfoodfacts.org
Grocery.com has launched (Sept. 20, 2014) an open data project ("open grocery database project") to list UPC codes, brand, product and other information on products sold in grocery stores. According to their website:
We start with a small installment. Our first file contains a little over 100K grocery products with the following data points: grp_id, upc14, ...
Take a look at this tool https://github.com/xlcnd/isbntools. From the command line you can enter commands like this isbn_meta 978032153496 and get metadata about books from WorldCatalogue, Google Books, isbndb.com, OpenLibrary, ... and it is very easy to build more providers with a few lines of python!
You can access ISBN ranges (isbn_mask ISBN) and ...
The Wayback Machine is always your best friend; Here's the data from 2014-02
OPD Product Browser Web Repository
There's also open food facts
QR codes hold a string of information. It can be anything, as it's just a way to encode the string.
UHTT on Github: https://github.com/papyrussolution/UhttBarcodeReference.
The largest and most accurate open reference book of bar codes on the Internet! If you do not believe it, the search engines will help dispel doubts. Slightly less than 3 million bar codes of ean13, ean8, upc-e, upc-a standards with corresponding names, brands and ...
ISBN issuance is country-specific. Each country has their own registrar that issues ISBNs. It makes compiling such data virtually impossible.
Looking at registrars for US and France there is clear pattern that this data is not provided by registrars in bulk.
Since ISBN data is part of bibliography data collected by libraries and available via search/...
The British National Bibliography contains data on books published in the UK.
The data can be downloaded in various formats and is also available through online APIs.
ISBN was established as a bibliographic resource not for libraries but for booksellers. And an ISBN is assigned to a particular edition of a book by its publisher. So it is not nearly the universal identifier for books that some think it is.
Of course, it depends on what you want to do -- library cataloguing information may serve your purposes better. If ...
For the ISBN's, you may find interest in Worldcat. It allows searching with ISBN codes, and by language. Hindi is one of the searchable languages. They also offer an API, but to perform unrestricted search requests you have to be affiliated to a Library, otherwise it's free. The other alternative is also to write your own API that scraps the results off web ...
It looks you can get product+barcode data commercially from http://www.mynetfair.com. At least http://www.barcoo.com uses their data. However, barcoo also crowd-collects so that may be bidirectional. (I like what they do and hope they will include allergy info with their food data at some time)
Have you tried http://www.wolframalpha.com for example http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=bacardi. They have an API which will bring back this kind of data. I am not sure it works off a barcode, but that is worth a try.
There are a number of routes that you could take depending on the scope and requirements of your project. I recommend using Amazon's Product Affiliate API, however there are a few other options available as well.
Free with Terms & Conditions
Amazon offers a comprehensive database of product information. This API is available through their affiliate ...
No one mentioned ItemMaster.com which provides pretty comprehensive product data which includes UPC codes, descriptions, nutrition, attributes, low and high res images and complete planograming information for retailers. Trouble is that they are sponsored by the manufacturers so their selection is limited. As of October 2014 they had 65,000 products. You ...