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LC for Robots

We hope this list of APIs, bulk downloads, and tutorials will help you begin exploring the many ways the Library of Congress provides machine-readable access to its digital collections.

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APIs

  • Loc.gov JSON API - 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 more than 7,000 historic public radio and television programs are available for streaming and more content will be added periodically. In addition, the website provides data records for approximately 2.5 million items inventoried by public broadcasting stations for this project.
  • World Digital Library APIs - significant primary materials from many cultures and countries, with contextual information available in multiple languages.

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