Monday, August 4th, 2008

API to Common Knowledge

In case you don’t subscribe to the main blog, there’s a development there of interest to readers of this blog: We’ve unwrapped a free public API to all our Common Knowledge data—series, fictional places, characters, author educational histories, etc.

I’d love to see some of this data appear in library catalogs. The series coverage is really quite excellent.

At one point I made a series widget for LibraryThing for Libraries–listing other members of the series–but I didn’t deploy it. There was some concern that LT’s series data would fight with the libraries’ own series data. If an LTFL library wants to use it, however, let me know.

Labels: apis, common knowledge

One Comments:

  1. Lorin Hungsberg says:

    I have been adding People/Characters to my books. I am wondering if I can use your API to sort the entries alphabetically.