July 2013 Archives

On June 19, OCLC announced the launch of the new WorldCat Metadata API which supports a variety of functionality that libraries can use to catalog collections in WorldCat. Libraries will be able to create applications with the new API to add new and enrich existing WorldCat bibliographic records, and maintain WorldCat institution holdings and local bibliographic data.

We recently had the chance to sit down with John Chapman (Product Manager, OCLC WorldShare Metadata) and Steve Meyer (Technical Product Manager, OCLC WorldShare Platform). They share with us some of the thinking behind the API, what it does, and how libraries can use it to create and maintain their metadata resources.

You can also read a brief post about the new API on the OCLC Developer Network blog. Technical data and documentation about the WorldCat Metadata API is also available on the Developer Network.