Good news for WorldCat Affiliates: an API for all
For those developer/tech-oriented among us, we have some good news.
WorldCat Search API enhanced
The WorldCat Search API now enables developers to limit the results returned to an individual library, without authentication.
With this functionality enhancement, the eligibility requirements for the WorldCat Search API have also been updated.
NB: ALL 200+ current WorldCat Search API WSKeys will remain active through at least September 1, 2010. This eligibility change should affect very few future requests for service. In addition, there is even more good news if your library doesn't currently qualify--or if you're a developer who is not connected to a library.
WorldCat Basic API planned
As much as we love WorldCat.org, we've wanted to provide an additional general Web service to WorldCat for a long time now. So we're very excited that later this year you'll have access to a simple API into WorldCat that anyone and everyone in the world can use, for noncommercial use. Called the WorldCat Basic API, it will provide a mashable access point for lightweight apps built by developers who may or may not have ties to the library community.
Sign up for the monthly e-mail updates to hear when WorldCat Basic API is available, and start planning your apps now!