Mash. Create. Collaborate…

NLB keenly seeks alliances with industry players and individuals by offering datasets and web services, harnessing industry expertise to provide better and more relevant services. The following is a set of NLB’s web and data services that complement and can be integrated with the services that you provide. Through this collaboration, we hope to create new and innovative information services that will provide an enriched library experience for users.
RSS
Booklist of Popular Titles A RSS feed of NLB items, ordered by number of loans for each Dewey Decimal number (i.e 001,002, …,999).
Each DDC number has a maximum of 100 records.
The list will be refreshed on a monthly basis.
Sample XML feed for DDC number 332, Financial economics.
Resource:
http://opendata.nlb.gov.sg/content/RSS.DDC.Popular
Documentation: <update in progress>
Library Programmes A RSS feed of programmes organised by NLB libraries.
Resource:
http://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary2/rss/
Documentation: <update in progress>
NLB Library Locations A RSS feed of all NLB libraries with library description and geo-spatial data.
Resource:
http://eservice.nlb.gov.sg/rss/libraries/
Documentation: <update in progress>
New Arrivals (Library Items) A RSS feed of new titles added to NLB’s libraries.
Resource:
http://www.nlb.gov.sg/newarrivals/rss/
Documentation: <update in progress>
PictureSG Metadata A RSS feed of metadata from PictureSG collection at http://pictures.nl.sg by Subjects.
Please note that other subject categories are also available.
Resource:
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/pictures/rss/picturesg.xml
Documentation: <update in progress>
Popular Singapore Memory A RSS feed of most viewed submissions from
Singapore Memory project at http://singaporememory.sg.
Please note that the actual content are subject to non-commercial use.
Resource:
http://www.singaporememory.sg/rss/popular
Documentation: <update in progress>

 

Datasets
(eBook Catalogue) READ! Singapore Short Stories Datasets of downloadable short story ebooks from the READ! Singapore programme in Tidy Data format.
Please note that the actual content are subject to non-commercial use.
Resource:
http://opendata.nlb.gov.sg/content/opds/datagovsg/short-story.csv (Tidy Data)
https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-board-read-singapore-short-stories
(eBook Catalogue) Malay eBooks Datasets of downloadable ebooks and multimedia ebooks from selected collections of Malay ebooks in Tidy Data format.
Please note that the actual content are subject to non-commercial use.
Resource:
http://opendata.nlb.gov.sg/content/opds/datagovsg/malay-ebook.csv (Tidy Data)
https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-board-malay-ebooks
http://opendata.nlb.gov.sg/content/opds/datagovsg/malay-ebook-multimedia.csv (Tidy Data)
https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-board-malay-multimedia-ebooks
(eContent Catalogue) Infopedia Datasets of articles on Singapore’s history, culture, people and events in XML and Tidy Data format.
Resource:
http://opendata.nlb.gov.sg/content/opds/datagovsg/sg-infopedia.csv (Tidy Data)
https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-board-infopedia-articles
Singapore Memory (XML) Datasets of highlighted Singapore Memory submissions in XML format.
Please note that the actual content are subject to non-commercial use.
Resource:

Download Singapore Memory (XML) v2016-06-17 here


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NLB Authorities (RDF) Datasets of Authority records in RDF format.
These authority records comprised of People, Places and Organisations terms created by NLB Knowledge Organisation team.
Approximately 4,000 local authority terms (as of October 2015) are in this set.
Resource:

Download NLB Authorities (RDF) v2015-10-00 here


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NLB Original Bibliographic Records (RDF) Datasets of Bibliographic records in RDF format.
These bibliographic records are created for the PublicationSG collection, where the items are collected through the Legal Deposit function of the NLB and thus, showcase Singapore’s published heritage.
Approximately 50,000 NLB-owned bibliographic records (as of April 2016) are in this set.
Resource:

Download NLB Original bibliographic Records (RDF) v2016-04-00 here


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API
Catalogue Search SOAP Web Service to support search and retrieval of details of physical library items, as well as the item availability at NLB’s libraries.
API key is required for access; please request for one using the forms below.
Resource:
http://openweb-stg.nlb.gov.sg/ows/CatalogueService.svc (Development Access)
Documentation: 2017-01-25_OWS-WS-P2-Func_v2.30.pdf
Singapore Memory Search REST API to support search and retrieval of details of personal memories from Singapore Memory project.
The search could support searches by Keyword, geocode with radius and by Social tag.
API key is required for access; please request for one using the forms below.
Resource:
http://openweb-stg.nlb.gov.sg/REST/SM2/contents/search? (Development Access)
Documentation: 2017-01-25_OWS-WS-P2-Func_v2.30.pdf
Title Recommendation SOAP Web Service to return a list of suggested reads owned by NLB’s libraries based on NLB recommendation service.
API key is required for access; please request for one using the forms below.
Resource:
http://openweb-stg.nlb.gov.sg/ows/ReadAlikeService.svc (Development Access)
Documentation: 2017-01-25_OWS-WS-P2-Func_v2.30.pdf
eResource Search beta SOAP Web Service to allow search of NLB eResource items like eBooks, Images, etc.
This API returns the detail and link to the actual eResource items.
API key is required for access; please request for one using the forms below.
Resource:
http://openweb-stg.nlb.gov.sg/OWS/EresourceService.svc (Development Access)
Documentation: 2017-01-25_OWS-WS-P2-Func_v2.30.pdf


If you are keen to collaborate with us, kindly complete the request form and submit to us.
1) Request form for individual application. (PDF version)
2) Request form for corporate application. (PDF version)

The use of data and API (data and web services) are subject to Singapore Open Data Licence [version 1.0] and API Terms of Service.

If you discover any anomaly or possible error with our data services, please do not hesitate to give us a shout using this link.
Alternatively you can email us at: nlblabs@nlb.gov.sg
We shall get back to you and look into the issue as soon as possible.

 

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