The publication of the Biblissima Authority Files is part of a process of opening up the data and making it reusable. Thus this platform provides authority data available in a structured way that can be used by computer programs through web services (or Web APIs).
The data.biblissima.fr platform has the same API access as Wikidata or other Mediawiki/Wikibase instances:
- API endpoint and documentation: https://data.biblissima.fr/w/api.php
- API Sandbox to experiment (guided queries via a web form): https://data.biblissima.fr/w/Spécial:ApiSandbox
Read the official documentation:
Linked Data Interface (RDF)
Every entity or property within the platform is identified on the Web of Linked Data by a URI minted as follows:
Raw data of an individual entity is available in JSON format and in different RDF serialisations: RDF/XML, N-Triples, Turtle and N3.
They are accessible in two ways:
- through the content negotiation mechanism.
- through the Special:EntityData URL, by suffixing the extension of the desired format (
Read more information at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Data_access#Linked_Data_interface
This access point is currently being tested.
Data Reconciliation Service API for OpenRefine
This web service allows you to connect OpenRefine to the data.biblissima.fr platform in order to align your data with existing Biblissima entities (shelfmarks, persons, organisations, places etc.).
- Reconciliation API endpoint: https://data.biblissima.fr/api/reconcile
Reconciliation is the process of matching a dataset with an external data source. This can be used to harmonise the different spellings or variations of the same name (proper name, descriptor label, manuscript shelfmark etc.), and to link your data to an existing dataset that is likely to provide additional information on a given entity (geographical coordinates, dates of birth and death, bibliographic references, links and external identifiers, etc.).
To learn more about data reconciliation with OpenRefine: https://docs.openrefine.org/manual/reconciling