The purpose of the Worldcat Web Services are to allow institutions to peform the following functions:
Bibliographic records - https://worldcat.org/bib/data Holdings - https://worldcat.org/ih/data Holding codes - https://worldcat.org/bib/holdinglibraries Local Bibliographic data - https://worldcat.org/lbd/data
Additionally, all requests to the API require that the principalID and principalIDNS parameters be included with the URI. ex:
This is necessary to identify the user who executes the request. It is also omitted in the examples for better readability.
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