As part of our efforts to build the WorldShare Platform, OCLC is standardizing the way in which our web services are exposed to developers. To do this we've developed the OCLC Data Protocol. Our protocol is REST-based, resource-oriented and shares many similarities with to the Atom Publishing Protocol. It supports a standard set of operations including
This specification is the basis for new web services related to WorldShare Management Services. Existing web services such as the WorldCat Search API will be moved to conform to these specifications over time.
The OCLC Developer Network supports the use of OCLC Web Services—a set of tools and APIs that expose data and services for WorldCat and our member libraries and partner institutions or companies. learn more »
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