A new API gives developers access to OCLC's Article Exchange document-sharing site. Article Exchange provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested document for retrieval by library users.
The new Article Exchange API provides developer level access to OCLC’s Article Exchange document-sharing site. Article Exchange provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents for retrieval by library users
Since Article Exchange went into production on January 13, 2012, use of the site has increased rapidly. Nearly 600 libraries from 16 countries have uploaded documents to the site so far, and usage stands at more than 20,000 document uploads per month.
The new API is a write web service for cloud-based document delivery. With the API, developers can upload and share documents of image-type files, such as .pdf .png .jpg .tiff and other image file formats. Upon successful upload, the JSON or XML response contains a unique password-protected URL that can be shared with library users so they can retrieve materials requested through interlibrary loan.
Article Exchange API details for developers are available on the OCLC Developer network site.