WorldCat Registry RDF Interface Write Operations to be Decommissioned

The WorldCat Registry RDF interface write operations will be decommissioned in January.  Developers will continue to have read only access to the WorldCat Registry via the both the RDF and SRU/XSD interfaces.

After almost a full year of production availability, we're finding that the write operations of this interface to the WorldCat Registry just aren't solving a unique or compelling problem for our members. Decommissioning these operations allows us to re-deploy our resources onto projects that better serve the cooperative.

If you’d like to learn more about the WorldCat Registry API, check out the WorldCat Registry API Workshop, which focuses on the RDF interface and includes a gentle introduction to RDF. You’ll also find a nifty application in the OCLC Developer Network GitHub repository that uses the RDF interface and includes well-documented use cases and acceptance criteria. Karen used this application to demonstrate a real world implementation of the topics we covered in our Software Development Practices series:

and webinars:

Please contact us if you have any questions about the WorldCat Registry, its RDF Interface or any of the resources above.