Friday, August 01, 2008

LibraryThing API

News from LibraryThing.
LibraryThing just released a free, CC-attribution-licensed Web Services XML API to our "Common Knowledge" system, including series data, fictional characters, author dates and much else. I'm particularly stoked about the series data. I think it's of exceptional quality, suitable for use in OPACs (eg., Star+Wars). Anyway, in a catalog or not, there are a lot of cool things to do with it.

2 comments:

Valerie said...

is the 040 tag a mandatory field when cataloging?

Valerie said...

is the 040 tag mandatory when cataloging?