WorldCat Search API Available August 10, 2008

As was just announced by Dawn Hendricks, the WorldCat Search API Product Manager, the WorldCat Search API will be generally released this Sunday, August 10th. For more information see the message Dawn posted to the WC-DEVNET-L list: I am happy to announce that the WorldCat Search API will be available for OCLC libraries starting this Sunday, August 10th at no additional charge for most cataloging members. Check here http://worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIWhoCanUse for details. A request form for the service will become available on the WorldCat.org Affiliate Services page, http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/content/affiliate/. OCLC's xISBN and xISSN web services are also available from this page and are similarly free to qualifying OCLC member libraries. More information about the WorldCat Search API can be found at http://www.worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIDetails, including some sample applications http://www.worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIDemos that came out of the work of early release participants. I want to thank all the pilot phase developers that have been using the service and giving us feedback since March 2008. We have greatly benefited from their efforts and input. We look forward to seeing more sample applications as we extend the API to our library members. Your continued input will help to improve the service. And the DevNet site will be a great place to share ideas and code for the service. Best regards, Dawn Hendricks WorldCat Search API, product manager http://worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIDetails hendricd@oclc.org
  • Roy Tennant

    Roy Tennant

    Senior Program Officer

    O: +1-707-287-5580

  • Roy Tennant

    Roy Tennant

    Senior Program Officer

    O: +1-707-287-5580