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BibSonomy is a social bookmark and
publication sharing system. It is developed and operated by the
KDE group of the
University of Kassel, the
DMIR group of the
University of Würzburg, and the
L3S Research Center, Germany.

News & Contact


BibSonomy has help pages in
English and
German but most of the
functionality is described in our
feature of the week
series in the BibSonomy blog which we
highly recommend to read.

The system has also been described in the research article
The Social Bookmark and Publication Management System BibSonomy.

Integration with other Websites and Services

BibSonomy integrates well with other websites, content management
systems, and reference managers. Furthermore, you can connect
BibSonomy to your own software using one of our API (application
programming interface)
clients. This list
describes ways to integrate BibSonomy with various systems and
technologies - ranging from code snippets to complete and powerful,
easy-to-install plugins or API clients.


BibSonomy is a Java-based web application, backed-up by a MySQL
database and Apache Lucene for fulltext search.

Source Code


  • The API documentation describes the
    basic functionality of the REST-API. It presents the XML schema and
    contains examples. Newer features, like synchronization, are not
    described, yet. For that have a look at the classes in the package
    org.bibsonomy.model.logic in the
    module and use their implementation in the
    REST client.
  • You can have a look at some
    Java code samples or have a
    look at the bibsonomy-tools project
    which is also another good source of code samples. Users of other
    programming languages can also have a look at the REST client to see
    which URLs are called.
  • The BibSonomy post filter and a
    (yet to be finished)
    Python REST client for the BibSonomy API
    might be other good sources to play around with.




The development of BibSonomy is or was partially funded by the following projects:

PUMA - Akademisches Publikationsmanagement

Info 2.0 - Informationelle Selbstbestimmung im Web 2.0

TAGora - Semiotic Dynamics in Online Social Communities

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