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Data is the foundation of nearly all OCLC services, and we take pride in being a vendor-neutral technology provider.

We at OCLC recognize that businesses, the tech world, and higher education are abuzz with discussions and predictions about big data. OCLC’s APIs are powerful tools that enable libraries like yours to interact with your users and experiment with your data in new ways.

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The Community Center is OCLC’s online forum connecting library peers to each other and to OCLC staff.  The API community offers a dedicated space for technologists to ask questions, make connections, get updates about OCLC APIs, and contribute ideas for future development.

New Community Center users without WorldShare credentials or WorldCat Discovery staff accounts will need to request community access.

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