Information about another API delivering standardized metadata.
Related technophoo articles: No fear [Standardized Metadata]; Join the Movement
What is standardized metadata. Librarians and archivists have developed standards (standardized metadata) that support certain online library catalogs (and more). Yet other technologies support this standardized metadata, so that online catalogs often permit users to extract information about a source with the click of a mouse.
Why am I blogging about metadata. Genealogical technology standards don't recognize the same standards and technology used by librarians and archivists, so most of us still add new sources to the database by typing and typing and typing--the name of each author, creator, editor, title, subtitle, webpage, etc. (With 6,000 sources in my genealogical database, you know I've done a lot of typing. I'm quite adept at typo-ing, too.)
The blog article Tehnophoo. Have no fear .. Metadata is here and near overviews some of the technology surrounding metadata standards. That article featured information about WorldCat, Library of Congress (US), Zoerto, Endnote, EasyBib and The National Archives (UK) "Discovery System RESTful API" (beta).
Thanks to reader C. Rumbaugh, I've learned there is also a WorldCat API capable of delivering "MARC XML or Dublin Core content for OCLC records."
Check it out! WorldCat API --"Search WorldCat and retrieve bibliographic records for cataloged items, information about libraries that own the items and links to online catalog records when available."
Thank you C. Rumbaugh!
Note: I didn't see a reference to DACS or ISAD(G) or EAD ... more to do for Technophoo.