The service from the National Library of Australia provides search access to catalog records and other descriptive metadata for a wide range of resources: books, periodicals (e.g., journal articles and newspaper articles), images, maps, music and video recordings, and archives of physical objects. The service can also return user-created lists of web links. Future development may provide lists of people and organizations. Results for newspaper articles give access to full text for digital versions.
API methods support submission of search queries, including filtering parameters such as title-only and author-only matching, specified resource formats, subject keyword, and more. Methods also allow retrieval of related content like user-applied tags and comments and associated resources linked to those in a result set.