What is it?
The Trove API provides programmatic access to the metadata and some full text in Trove.
What can I do with it?
The Trove API allows reuse of the Trove search engine and data. Some examples of reuse might be:
- including results from Trove on another website
- taking a copy of some Trove records, to include in another database
- for organisations contributing their records to Trove, retrieving tags or comments added to those records by Trove users
- creating a visualisation of data in Trove (For example, graphs like ‘Beverage wars‘ at Wragge Labs can be generated using information from the API.)
What can I get?
You can use the API to search across Trove’s books, images, maps, music, sound, video, archives, journal articles, newspaper articles and lists created by other users (archived websites, people and organisations may be added at a later date) and retrieve metadata records for the items you find. You can also download the full text for most digitised newspaper articles. It is then up to you to use that information in a creative and useful way!
Who can use it?
Anyone can use the API, just sign up to Trove and apply for a key. Having some programming knowledge will be helpful. Conditions apply if using the API for commercial purposes.
How do I get access?
- Powered by Trove icons
- For developers
- API documentation and examples
- In addition to the Trove API, an SRU interface for accessing people and organisations is also available.