I see. I was afraid that I was going to have to dive into linked data, which I have avoided up to this point. I will have to go that route if the suggest api doesn't work for me.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ethan Gruber
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 8:41 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] LOC Subject Headings API
Are you referring to hierarchical sets of terms, like "United States--History--War with Mexico, 1845-1848"? This is an "earlier established term" of http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85140201 (now labeled "Mexican War, 1846-1848"). Ed Summers or Kevin Ford are in a better position to discuss the change of terminology, but it looks like LCSH is moving past this string-based hierarchy in favor of one expressed in terms of linked data.
On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've seen those, but I can't figure out where on the id.loc.gov site
> there is actually a URL that provides a list of authority terms. All
> the links on the site seem to link to other pages within the site.
> Josh Welker
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> Of Dana Pearson
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> There are different formats at LOC:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I am building an auto-suggest feature into our library's search box,
> > and I am wanting to include LOC subject headings in my suggestions
> > list. Does anyone know of any web service that allows for automated
> > harvesting of LOC Subject Headings? I am also looking for name
> authorities, for that matter.
> > Any format will be acceptable to me: RDF, XML, JSON, HTML, CSV... I
> > have spent a while Googling with no luck, but this seems like the
> > sort of general-purpose thing that a lot of people would be interested in.
> > I feel like I must be missing something. Any help is appreciated.
> > Josh Welker
> > Electronic/Media Services Librarian
> > College Liaison
> > University Libraries
> > Southwest Baptist University
> > 417.328.1624
> Dana Pearson