Eric, yes, there is. I've implemented a simple tool using it, check out https://github.com/mjordan/archiveit_auditor. Still w work in progress but I hope it illustrates the API enough to get you going.
----- On Sep 18, 2017, at 12:37 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is there an Internet Archive API that will allow me to get the contents of a
> collection as a stream of data and not as a stream of HTML.
> A cool collection of early English print materials is available at the following
> Each item is associated with an Internet Archive identifier. If I were able to
> easily extract these identifiers, then I would be more easily able to provide
> services based on the collection. But I’m lazy. I don’t want to read the HTML
> and scrape it accordingly. Ick! I’d rather be given the list of bibliographics
> in a more computer-friendly way.
> Again, can I programmatically read the contents of a Internet Archive
> Eric Morgan