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Comparing the LibraryThing, OCLC, and Open Library ISBN APIs
Code4Lib Journal (2013)
  • David J Fiander, Western University
LibraryThing, OCLC, and the Open Library project all provide ISBN services that take an ISBN and return information about related works for that ISBN. This article compares the license terms, quality of the data returned, documentation available, and details of the APIs for the three products. The article focuses on ease of use for developers, restrictions on types of use (and assumptions about types of use built into the license or terms of use), and cost of the services.
Publication Date
July 15, 2013
Publisher Statement
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Citation Information
David J Fiander. "Comparing the LibraryThing, OCLC, and Open Library ISBN APIs" Code4Lib Journal Iss. 21 (2013)
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