Press: NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

Posted by DPLA in April 11, 2013.

“Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that the New York Public Library (NYPL) had launched the What’s on the Menu API, the first public API released by the institution. The New York Public Library has just announcedthe launch of the NYPL Digital Collections API which allows developers programmatic access to the Library’s vast collections of digitized creative works including manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints, photographs and much more.”

The NYPL Digital Collections API not only provides access to the digitized collections of the NYPL, but provides access to over 1 million objects and records that can be searched, crawled, manipulated and integrated into websites and applications. This advanced programming capability has been made possible due to significant portions of the digitized collections being made available as machine-readable data.”

An excerpt from Janet Wagner’s article for Programmable Web, NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works