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WorldCat Identities API

The WorldCat Idententies API mines the Worldcat database for individual identities and creates a page for each identity. Response include related ISBN's or other identifiers, as well as metadata. If you have heard of xISBN, xISSN, or xOCLCnum APIs, this is comprised of those.

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WorldCat Identities: Highlights

Summary
Library data access
Category
Reference
Tags
Protocols
REST, OpenURL, unAPI
Data Formats
XML, XHTML, JSON, JSONP, Python, Ruby
API home
http://oclc.org/developer/services 
This is 1 of
13 APIs by OCLC

WorldCat Identities: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://xisbn.worldcat.org/webservices/xid

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
WorldCat Affiliate account required  
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
worldcat.org  
Company
OCLC  
Managed By
OCLC  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Free for non-commercial use, Subscription basis for non-commercial and commercial use  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
Free for non-commercial use, other pricing options available  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
500 requests per day for non-commercial use, 1,000 accesses per day if individual and doing IP address-controlled use, 100,000 accesses if token-controlled user, also a higher-volume data file user option 
Terms of Service
Terms and Conditions 

Security

Authentication Model
Varies by pricing option selected 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Numerous samples 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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