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API Description
Classify Classify books, videos, CDs and other materials based on identifier - either ISBN or OCLC Number.
FAST API Developer access to OCLC's Faceted Application of Subject Terminologies (FAST) subject headings data.
Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory A read only web service that allows a developer to send a query about an OCLC member library using their OCLC Symbol or Registry ID and in return receive ILL policies information about that institution.
LC Name Authority File (LCNAF) Access to LC Authority records extracted from WorldCat on a weekly basis. Search or browse database. View records in a variety of formats.
QuestionPoint Knowledgebase API Provides read-only access to Question and Answer (Q&A) pairs that QuestionPoint libraries saved for future re-use, for FAQ pages, for patron searches.
Terminology Services Machine-readable access to a suite of seven controlled vocabularies and thesauri
VIAF Access to linked names for the same entity across the world's major name authority files, including national and regional variations in language, character set, and spelling.
WMS Acquisitions A read-write Web service for the Acquisitions module of OCLC WorldShare Management Services so library staff can create, update, delete and submit orders and get invoices for materials they'd like to acquire. Provides developer-level access to order, invoice, budget and funding data. Only read functionality demonstrated in API Explorer.
WMS Acquisitions- Invoices, Budgets and Funds A read-write Web service for the Acquisitions module of OCLC WorldShare Management Services so library staff can get invoices for materials they'd like to acquire. Provides developer-level access to invoice, budget and funding data. Only read functionality demonstrated in API Explorer.
WMS Availability Provides availability information for all the holdings and and items related to a specific bibliographic identifier at a particular library.
WMS Circulation API A read-only Web service for the Circulation module of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the WMS Circulation API lets library staff generate a pull list for materials.
WMS Collection Management Developer-level access to WorldCat Local Holding Records (LHRs), with the ability to retrieve, create, update, and delete this information. LHRs let you add your local collection information, such as call numbers, location, notes and more. Only read functionality demonstrated in API Explorer
WMS NCIP Patron Profile (OPAC) A Web service to handle common library user-facing functions based on the industry standard NCIP functionality. This profile is designed to support user self service within a web application such as a discovery tool.
WMS NCIP Staff Profile A Web service to handle common library user-facing functions based on the industry standard NCIP functionality. This profile is designed to support staff functionality like check-in and check-out.
WMS Vendor Information Center Developer-level access to information about who your library works with - the vendors you rely on for materials, products, content and services. Only read functionality demonstrated in API Explorer
WorldCat Discovery API The WorldCat Discovery API provides libraries with the ability to search and find resources in WorldCat and the central index. Access to this beta API is limited to a select number of libraries using WorldCat Discovery Services.
WorldCat Identities API A service that provides personal, corporate and subject-based identities (writers, authors, characters, corporations, horses, ships, etc.) based on information in WorldCat.
WorldCat Knowledge Base API A read-only service for e-resource discovery and linking. Provides developer-level access to a library's information in the WorldCat knowledge base. The WorldCat knowledge base combines data about your library's econtent with access to it through linking features.
WorldCat Metadata API The WorldCat Metadata API is a read-write service for WorldCat that makes it possible to add or update master bibliographic records in WorldCat, maintain holdings information, and work with local bibliographic data.
WorldCat Registry - RDF Interface Developer-level read/write access to information in the Worldcat Registry in RDF.
WorldCat Registry - SRU Interface Developer-level access to information in the Worldcat Registry: a free global directory for libraries, consortia, archives and museums. (http://www.worldcat.org/registry/institutions)
WorldCat Search API Developer-level Access to WorldCat - for bibliographic holdings and location data.