U.S. Department of State Historian Releases API for Online Ebook Catalog
Since March, 2012, the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Dept. of State has been releasing digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the United States series and making them available online.
103 volumes are currently online (free) and available in Mobi and EPUB formats. More volumes will be made available in the future.
Today, the Historians Office released their first API, the Ebook Catalog API.
From the US DOS Developer Page:
Use this API to embed our live, up-to-date, searchable, and browsable ebook catalog in your application and to locate download links to the ebooks and their cover images.
Our ebook catalog API uses the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS), an Atom XML-based standard for encoding ebook catalogs.
See Also: EBook Catalog API Documentation
See Also: Support for API (via Github)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.