We currently offer three APIs for use. The first is a REST-API that is suited for dynamic search and retrieval of our metadata and media information. This API offers exactly the same data as the Europeana Portal for end-users and in many ways the Portal can be viewed as an advanced API-implementation.
The second API allows for harvesting of the Europeana data via the OAI-PMH protocol.
The third API is more experimental and supports download of complete datasets and advanced semantic search and retrieval of our data via the SPARQL query language.
|REST API||Standard REST calls over HTTP. Responses returned in JSON.|
|OAI-PMH||Harvest data via the OAI-PMH protocol.|
|Linked Open Data||Query and retrieve data in SPARQL 1.1.|