[Web4lib] OCLC's WorldCat Search API now available

Roy Tennant tennantr at oclc.org
Mon Aug 11 15:03:26 EDT 2008

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From: "Hendricks,Dawn" <hendricd at OCLC.ORG>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:55:17 -0400


I am happy to announce that the WorldCat Search API will be available
for OCLC libraries at no additional charge for most cataloging members.
Check here for details,
http://worldcat.org/devnet/index.php/SearchAPIWhoCanUse.  A request form
for the service can be found on the WorldCat.org Affiliate Services
page, http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/content/affiliate/.  Also consider
checking out OCLC's xISBN and xISSN web services from this affiliate

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

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 OCLC DevNet site (http://worldcat.org/devnet/) will be
a great place to share ideas and code for the service.

Best regards,
Dawn Hendricks

WorldCat Search API, product manager
hendricd at oclc.org 

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