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Worldcat Registry API

The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The Registry API gives developer-level access to information in the Worldcat Registry. With the API users can accomplish the following:

* Search for basic information about institutions and consortia based on a variety of infromation in their WorldCat Registry Profile
* Retrieve detailed information about a single institution or consortium, based on Institution ID or OCLC Symbol
* Retrieve OpenURL resolver information based on Instution ID, OCLC Symbol, or IP address

The API uses REST and SRU protocol and responses are formatted in XML and HTML.

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Worldcat Registry: Highlights

Summary
Worldcat Registry access
Category
Education
Tags
Protocols
REST, SRU
Data Formats
XML, HTML
API home
http://www.oclc.org/developer/services/worldc ... 
This is 1 of
13 APIs by OCLC

Worldcat Registry: Specifications

Functionality

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

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.oclc.org/  
Company
OCLC  
Managed By
OCLC  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
oclc.org/developer/news 
Site Blog
www.oclc.org/community/talk/blogs/default.htm 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
oclc.org/developer/ 
Console URL
 

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