‡biblios.net Web
    Services
            Galen Charlton
VP, Research and Development, LibLime
What is ‡biblios.net

‡biblios.net is a free and open shared cataloging service.
Web-based
Uses the open source ‡biblios m...
Metadata for all people

The ‡biblios.net database contains over 30 million MARC
records and growing.
All records in ‡bibl...
Metadata for all computers

The ‡biblios metadata editor is pretty nifty.
But it’s not the only way to retrieve the MARC r...
BWS
BWS is a set of application programming interfaces
Using BWS, you can write programs to
   search ‡biblios.net
   retr...
Finding records

Lots of ways – most of which are actually web services
   Z39.50
   SRU
   OpenSearch, RSS and Atom
Z39.50

Not actually a web service, but our favorite library searching
standard.
z3950.biblios.net:210/bibliographic
z3950...
SRU
Actually a web service
http://sru.biblios.net/bibliographic
Can get results in MARCXML, Dublin Core, and MODS
http://s...
RSS and Atom

Feed the feed reader!
http://bws.biblios.net/opensearch?
q=perl&pw=1&format=rss2
http://bws.biblios.net/open...
RSS - Yahoo Pipes


http://pipes.yahoo.com/
Harvesting


OAI-PMH - Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata
Harvesting
http://www.openarchives.org/pmh/
BWS and OAI-PMH

Get records updated by date range
Returns Dublin Core
Base URL: https://bws.biblios.net/oai
Now to the fun stuff

BWS includes a RESTful API for retrieving, adding, and
updating MARC bib records
With this, anybody ...
APIs

https://bws.biblios.net/authentication
https://bws.biblios.net/bib_profile
https://bws.biblios.net/bib/<id>
https://b...
What’s next?

http://bws.biblios.net/
Mashups galore
The data is out there - make the most of it
Thanks

Galen Charlton
galen.charlton@liblime.com
LibLime
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  • ‡biblios.net Web Services

    1. 1. ‡biblios.net Web Services Galen Charlton VP, Research and Development, LibLime
    2. 2. What is ‡biblios.net ‡biblios.net is a free and open shared cataloging service. Web-based Uses the open source ‡biblios metadata editor https://www.biblios.net/
    3. 3. Metadata for all people The ‡biblios.net database contains over 30 million MARC records and growing. All records in ‡biblios.net are available for use and sharing under the PDDL – the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License. Croudsourcing cataloging
    4. 4. Metadata for all computers The ‡biblios metadata editor is pretty nifty. But it’s not the only way to retrieve the MARC records. In fact, it’s not the only way to add and change the MARC records. Enter BWS: ‡biblios.net Web Services
    5. 5. BWS BWS is a set of application programming interfaces Using BWS, you can write programs to search ‡biblios.net retrieve bib records one at time retrieve lots of bib records create and update bib records
    6. 6. Finding records Lots of ways – most of which are actually web services Z39.50 SRU OpenSearch, RSS and Atom
    7. 7. Z39.50 Not actually a web service, but our favorite library searching standard. z3950.biblios.net:210/bibliographic z3950.biblios.net:210/authority Connection: David Schuster’s MarcEdit presentation
    8. 8. SRU Actually a web service http://sru.biblios.net/bibliographic Can get results in MARCXML, Dublin Core, and MODS http://sru.biblios.net/bibliographic? version=1.1&operation=searchRetrieve&query=perl&startRec ord=1&maximumRecords=20&recordSchema=marcxml
    9. 9. RSS and Atom Feed the feed reader! http://bws.biblios.net/opensearch? q=perl&pw=1&format=rss2 http://bws.biblios.net/opensearch? q=perl&pw=1&format=atom
    10. 10. RSS - Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com/
    11. 11. Harvesting OAI-PMH - Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting http://www.openarchives.org/pmh/
    12. 12. BWS and OAI-PMH Get records updated by date range Returns Dublin Core Base URL: https://bws.biblios.net/oai
    13. 13. Now to the fun stuff BWS includes a RESTful API for retrieving, adding, and updating MARC bib records With this, anybody with an account on ‡biblios.net can write code to access the records.
    14. 14. APIs https://bws.biblios.net/authentication https://bws.biblios.net/bib_profile https://bws.biblios.net/bib/<id> https://bws.biblios.net/new_bib
    15. 15. What’s next? http://bws.biblios.net/ Mashups galore The data is out there - make the most of it
    16. 16. Thanks Galen Charlton galen.charlton@liblime.com LibLime

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