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Purpose

Information about the resources available to library users is commonly maintained in an Integrated Library System (ILS) that manages acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and reporting. The integrated functions of the ILS help streamline library operations, and the data the ILS manages provides valuable information about a library's collections.

In recent years, discovery tools such as the Ex Libris Primo® discovery tool have become popular, enabling patrons to see resources available outside the scope of traditional ILS holdings, including journal articles, resources available at nearby institutions, and interactive forums. At the same time, the bibliographic data and services that the ILS manages are crucial for the effective use of libraries. These trends imply that the ILS needs to become a platform that supports appropriate interfaces for discovery applications residing on top of it. The Voyager RESTful API creates a hierarchy of resources that are exportable and enables client discovery tools to build a suite of interfaces for the library's patrons on top of the Voyager API. This enables the implementation of a single interface that efficiently handles both the discovery and the fulfillment actions.

The RESTful APIs provide access to Voyager services in a hierarchical format and enables client discovery tools to build a suite of interfaces for the library's patrons on top of the Voyager API. This enables the implementation of a single interface that efficiently handles both the discovery and fulfillment actions.

The APIs can be divided into two categories:
1. Patron/Account related
2. Bib/Holdings/Item related

Other Services

Authorized patrons may make ILL blank requests.

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