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WorldCat xISBN API

The web service associates library catalog records from WorldCat with related resources based on ISBN. Submitting an ISBN retrieves a list of ISBNs for records related by an algorithm from OCLC, the primary organization managing professionally cataloged bibliographic records, along with selected metadata from those records. The linkages support "FRBRized" grouping of related editions, such as other expressions of the same work and manifestations of the same expression.

API methods get records and/or metadata for resources related to the one whose ISBN is submitted. Methods also support mapping of other books-related identifiers, such as xOCLCNUM and convert between 10- and 130-digit ISBNs.

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WorldCat xISBN: Highlights

Summary
ISBN and book edition linking service
Category
Reference
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, JSONP, CSV, TXT, HTML
API home
http://xisbn.worldcat.org/xisbnadmin/index.ht ... 
This is 1 of
13 APIs by OCLC

WorldCat xISBN: Specifications

Functionality

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

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Encouraged, not required < 1000 requests/day  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
No  
Provider
worldcat.org/  
Company
OCLC  
Managed By
OCLC  
Non-Commercial Lic.
No  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
Free up to 1000 requests/day, then subscription  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
<1000 request/day, or unlimited for subscribers 
Terms of Service
www.oclc.org/worldcat/policies/terms/ 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
xisbn.worldcat.org/xisbnadmin/doc/api.htm 
Console URL
 

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