The Libraries' new search tool, based on the Blacklight Project, makes bibliographic data available as JSON over the web. Researchers can access the JSON of their search, or of an individual record. In order to access the JSON data, simple add ".json" to the URL. For example, the following search results:

https://search.library.ualberta.ca/catalog?q=shakespeare

Can be modified to return JSON data as follows:

https://search.library.ualberta.ca/catalog.json?q=shakespeare

For an individual record, the following URL

https://search.library.ualberta.ca/catalog/2776474

Can be similarly modified to get back JSON data:

https://search.library.ualberta.ca/catalog/2776474.json

If you have any questions about the data available via this API, please contact Michelle Brailey (brailey@ualberta.ca) or Sam Popowich (sam.popowich@ualberta.ca)