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WorldCat® Discovery Premium API package
Build and customize a full-featured discovery layer, enrich the discovery of collections on your website, and extend discovery to other websites, systems, and devices.
Our API philosophy
- APIs are treated like products and are fundamental to OCLC's product strategy
- API naming, authorization, and other components must be consistent
- API use cases span all library areas and workflows
Our API ecosystem
- Partner applications and integrations
- Library community applications
- OCLC applications
- Provide the flexibility to optimize workflows
- Create opportunities to extend the library reach
- Drive and sustain library community innovation