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Explore the many ways the Library of Congress provides machine-readable access to its digital collections.

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  • JSON API External - provides data about Library of Congress digital collections. The API is a work in progress and subject to change.
  • Chronicling America APIs - over 12 million (and growing) digitized historic newspaper pages from almost every U.S. state and territory.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting APIs External tens of thousands of historic public radio and television programs are available for streaming and more content is added periodically. In addition, the website provides data records for approximately 2.5 million items inventoried by public broadcasting stations for this project. Further, scholars may request access to JSON and text transcripts for items in the AAPB's Online Reading Room through the AAPB Transcripts Research Access service. Credentials are required to access the transcripts API and can be obtained by contacting Contact AAPB for more information about accessing the collection for digital humanities/research projects.
  • World Digital Library APIs - significant primary materials from many cultures and countries, with contextual information available in multiple languages.

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