PID Lookup API

Look up and connect linked data identifiers from many different sources. 

  • Status: Production
  • Sandbox access: No

What you get

The PID (persistent identifier) Lookup API allows you to take an identifier from one vocabulary (ORCID, ISNI, VIAF, etc.) and provide back-matching identifiers in WorldCat Entities and/or other vocabularies.

This API is included with an OCLC Meridian® subscription and is part of a suite of WorldCat® Entities APIs that enables a variety of functions for creating, managing, and analyzing entity data. Other APIs in the set include:

  • Entity Management API
  • Entity Search API
  • Entity Changes API

WorldCat Entities APIs available as add-ons to an OCLC Meridian subscription:

  • Entity Connections API
  • Entity Query API

Who can use it

  • OCLC Meridian subscribers