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.
This service allows libraries to write MARCXML bibliographic records to WorldCat, either as new records or updated records that are replacing existing records. Existing WorldCat bibliographic records can be accessed with a read operation. The API enables an institution to set and delete its holdings on WorldCat bibliographic records. Local bibliographic data records can be created, read, updated, and deleted.
Included with the WorldCat Metadata API is API access to WorldCat with:
WorldCat bibliographic records in MARCXML, JSON, and CDF XML (Create, Read, Update)
Local bibliographic data records in MARCXML, JSON, and CDF XML (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
WorldCat Holdings maintenance for your library (Set/Delete)
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Atom Xml with MARC XML
Atom XML with CDF XML
Atom Serialized as JSON
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