Introduction to the Europeana APIs

We currently offer four APIs for use.

Introduction

The first is a REST-API that is suited for dynamic search and retrieval of our data. The second is an Annotations API to retrieve and create user annotations. The third allows for harvesting of the Europeana data via the OAI-PMH protocol. The fourth API is more experimental and supports download of complete datasets and advanced semantic search and retrieval of our data via the SPARQL query language.

APIUsage
REST APIStandard REST calls over HTTP. Responses returned in JSON.
Annotations APIAnnotations REST API. Responses returned in JSON-LD.
OAI-PMHHarvest data via the OAI-PMH protocol.
Linked Open DataQuery and retrieve data in SPARQL 1.1.