Data sharing

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Candid shares the knowledge we collect through Issue Lab far and wide. Our distribution network pushes resources out to knowledge seekers where they are. Share your knowledge through IssueLab and get discovered!

We encourage you to harvest, embed, syndicate, and share the knowledge collected in Issue Lab. We offer several data sharing methods.

“Share this collection” tool

Our “Share this collection” tool offers a simple way to embed any of our special collections in your website – no programming required. Choose and  configure a collection to display, and then copy the two lines of code provided and paste them into your web page. The display will 
will inherit your website’s styles to provide your audience with a seamless user experience.

To get started, click into the “Explore” menu in the top-right corner of any special collection and select “Share this collection”.

Application programming interface (API)

Our application programming interface (API) lets you access IssueLab’s entire metadata collection at no cost. All you need is a free API key to get started. Grab our metadata in XML or JSON and use it in your web applications.

OAI-PMH data provider

Our Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) data provider is an additional route to obtaining IssueLab’s metadata. Although the name is a mouthful, you can think of the data provider as an old-school API. 

Our data provider is not as flexible as our API, but it is an effective sharing method. For example, we use it to interface with OCLC’s Worldcat system which supplies titles to terminals in over 10,000 libraries around the world