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OCLC Virtual International Authority File API

The Virtual International Authority File is a project from the OCLC Office of Research which brings together authority data on accepted forms of author names and work titles from 16 different authority files in 14 libraries worldwide. The web service provides a way to search and retrieve authority records providing authoritative versions of author names, subject headings, and resource titles in a variety of formats.

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OCLC Virtual International Authority File: Highlights

Summary
Library authority file service
Category
Tagging
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
HTML, XML, JSON, JSONP, RDF XML, MARC21 XML, UNIMARC XML, RSS
API home
http://www.oclc.org/developer/services/viaf 
This is 1 of
13 APIs by OCLC

OCLC Virtual International Authority File: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.viaf.org/viaf/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Public  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
Contact: www.oclc.org/developer/contact/commercial-use-of-s...  
Provider
www.oclc.org/  
Company
OCLC  
Managed By
OCLC  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Yes  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
Public 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
www.oclc.org/developer/documentation/virtual-inter... 
Console URL
 

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