BiblioShare Web Services
Quality-assured metadata spread far and wide.
BiblioShare aggregates metadata and cover files from publishers/suppliers, and we make it available to you through the following web services:
- ONIX Web Service - Returns a full ONIX record for specified EANs.
- Cover Image Web Service - Returns either a thumbnail version of the cover or the full-sized image, as provided.
- BiblioSimple Web Service - Returns a ‘thinner’ version of the ONIX record.
- WordPress Plugin - Posts customizable title details on WordPress.org.
- Shopify Plugin - Lets you set up your online bookstore with publisher-supplied book metadata from BiblioShare.
- MARC Web Service - Returns a MARC record for specified EANs.
- Biblio-o-matic - A browser extension that seeks out ISBNs while you browse the internet to provide quick access to bibliographic data.
ONIX Web Service
The ONIX Web Service allows an aggregator to pull a full ONIX record for titles in the Canadian market. This web service is for you if you’re looking for extremely detailed information about books. It’s big and complex, but gives you access to all the data we have on an individual title. Learn more or request a token to get started.
Cover Image Web Service
The Cover Image Web Service gives you full access to the most current covers available for books in the Canadian market. A thumbnailed version of the cover or the full sized image (or both) can be pulled, depending on what publishers have made available. This web service is for you if you’re looking for cover images, simple as that. Learn more or request a token to get started.
BiblioSimple Web Service
The BiblioSimple Web Service returns a ‘thinner’ version of the ONIX record, for those sites which don’t need the full record. It is designed for display purposes, so things like multiple contributor names will be grouped into one tag. It includes the basics: title, contributor names, format, publication date, price, etc. Learn more or request a token to get started.
We're pleased to offer book bloggers an easy-to-use WordPress plugin that will make posting up-to-date book covers and basic title information quick and easy, without having to perform additional research or fact-checking. Media and publishers can also use it as long as you use WordPress as a content management system. Plus, publishers benefit because it’s now effortless to share accurate book information with bloggers and media.
Our Bookstore Builder plugin for Shopify lets you set up your online bookstore with publisher-supplied book metadata from BiblioShare. To build your customized bookstore, just enter a list of ISBNs and sit back as Bookstore Builder fills your store with book data and maintains changes and updates seamlessly. Setup is easy and maintenance is minimal.
The plugin is currently in beta mode. To test it out, just request a token.
MARC Web Service
Our MARC web service allows you to pull a brief/stub or full MARC record for any title in our BiblioShare database. This allows you to quickly create new records in your system based on publisher-supplied information, rather than searching for and manually entering data. Learn more or request a token to get started.
Now available for Google Chrome, Biblio-o-matic is a browser extension that automatically detects ISBNs in web page content and pulls data from BNC BiblioShare on things like pub date, keywords, cover images, list price, and more. You can quickly bring up bibliographic information about any ISBN, anywhere on the web, with a single click. See how it works or install it now.
Think You Can Handle All This Data?
All you need to get set up on any and all of the web services is a user token, which you can get for free by filling out our quick form. Or, if you need to do large data pulls and want a custom solution, contact us.