xID API

Submit an identifer such as an ISBN, ISSN, or OCLC Number to this service, and it returns a list of related identifiers and selected metadata.

  • Status: Production
  • Sandbox access: No

What you get

  • Basic metadata about the object
  • A list of other editions
  • Fixes Checksum with ISBN and ISSN
  • For monographs,
    • a list of other editions
    • Information about availability of fulltext from Open Content Alliance and/or Hathi Trust
  • For Serials
    • all the forms related to a given ISSN
    • all the related ISSNs including other editions as well as preceding and succeeding ISSNs
    • raw coverage
    • the linking ISSN (ISSNL)
    • whether or not the item is peer reviewed
    • table of Contents RSS feed
  • Converts between 10 and 13 digit ISBNs
  • Adds hyphens to ISBN

Who can use it

Sandbox access of 1000 queries/day is available to anyone. Production access is available for libraries that subscribe to Cataloging. Libraries need to request production level access be setup.

Commercial partnerships are also available.

Authentication & Authorization

xID uses IP authentication and token based authentication for production level access.

 

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