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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