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Exploring the new WorldCat Discovery Premium API package

Karen Coombs, Senior Product Analyst /

Earlier this year, I authored a post about the completion of our cloud-based API infrastructure, which serves as the foundation for a consistent, seamless experience across OCLC services. In addition, this API-first approach allows you to build custom solutions and makes integrations easy. That same article talked about the release of the new WorldCat Search API and WorldCat Metadata API, and laying the foundation for the new WorldCat Discovery API. I’m pleased to share that our newest suite of APIs—the WorldCat Discovery Premium API package—is now available to WorldCat Discovery Premium and WMS institutions!

APIs in the WorldCat Discovery Premium API package leverage popular WorldCat Discovery features to customize, enrich, and extend your discovery services. They have been intentionally designed to maximize accessibility and can be used out-of-the-box. They use OAuth 2.0 for optimal testing and security, and all functionality and naming align with the WorldCat Discovery user interface.

For WorldCat Discovery Premium or WMS libraries, I invite you to visit our Community Center to read more about the APIs included in the package, view common use cases and examples, learn how to obtain a new WSKey, and access helpful resources.

Take me to the WorldCat Discovery community!