The WorldCat Search API allows your application to search the WorldCat catalog—which indexes the collections of thousands of member libraries around the world—and retrieve:Who can use this tool.
lists of bibliographic records, and individual records, for library-held items;information about WorldCat libraries that have cataloged a particular item; anddirect links to those libraries' Web catalog records for the item, when availableYour application will allow users to discover books, videos, music, electronic content and more through WorldCat.
How the API works
Send searches in OpenSearch or SRU CQL syntaxReceive OpenSearch responses in RSS or Atom formatReceive SRU responses in MARC XML or Dublin CoreReceive MARC XML content for a single OCLC recordReceive geographically-sorted library holdings information (each including the institution's name, location and a catalog link) within requests for single recordsReceive records in standard bibliographic citation formats (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Nice for members of OCLC, WorldCat Search API (Web service).