Take a Look: Updated VIAF API Documentation

 

As we were preparing for today's (free) VIAF API Workshop - at 1pm ET - we decided it would be a good opportunity to do a thorough review of the documentation. Working closely with Ralph LeVan, we've made some significant changes to the VIAF API documentation so that you can get a better understanding of how the API works and all of the operations it supports.

Here are some particular areas you might want to check out:

  • Authority Cluster documentation coverage now includes Identify, Linked Data, Get Record, SRU Search, SRU Browse and Auto Suggest methods.
  • Authority Source documentation includes Get Record, SRU Search and SRU Browse methods.
  • Updated tables for Response Codes, Authority Sources, etc.
  • A more comprehensive treatment of SRU searching and indexes.
  • New and updated example URLs throughout, coordinated with the API Explorer.

You'll also see those changes reflected in the API Explorer, so you can take it for a pretty thorough test drive.

Drop us a note and let us know what you think!

  • Shelley Hostetler

    Shelley Hostetler

    Community Manager, WorldShare Platform

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