Data shared via the Talis Platform is available for use in a wide range of contexts. Data can be accessed via a growing set of consistent and accessible Web Services, suitable both for enriching existing applications or constructing whole new user experiences that leverage the full potential of the Platform capabilities.
Xsearch is a LIBRIS exclusive lightweight API. With Xsearch, it is possible to retrieve records from LIBRIS in a number of different formats. The Xsearch API is based on http calls that return either XML or text, depending on the chosen format. All formats are encoded in UTF-8. The basic URL for Xsearch is http://libris.kb.se/xsearch, to which the following parameters can be added.
The OL Covers API provides a programmatic method to access the book covers and author photos available in the Open Library Covers Repository. All covers and author images are contributed by the Open Library community through an easy to use interface. Images can be uploaded at any resolution. There is a discussion on launchpad regarding possibly restricting upload size in the future.