How about's OpenSearch-powered autosuggest feature?

mjg@moby:~$ curl
["Biology",["Biology","Biology Colloquium","Biology Curators'
Group","Biology Databook Editorial Board (U.S.)","Biology and Earth
Sciences Teaching Institute","Biology and Management of True Fir in the
Pacific Northwest Symposium (1981 : Seattle, Wash.)","Biology and Resource
Management Program (Alaska Cooperative Park Studies Unit)","Biology and
behavior series","Biology and environment (Macmillan Press)","Biology and
management of old-growth forests"],["1 result","1 result","1 result","1
result","1 result","1 result","1 result","1 result","1 result","1


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I did see that, and it will work in a pinch. But the authority file is
> pretty massive--almost 1GB-- and would be difficult to handle in an
> automated way and without completely killing my web app due to memory
> constraints while searching the file. Thanks, though.
> Josh Welker
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Baldus [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 6:39 PM
> To: Code for Libraries; Joshua Welker
> Subject: RE: LOC Subject Headings API
> On Tuesday, June 04, 2013 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.
> Have you seen with bulk downloads in various formats
> at
> I hope this helps,
> Bryan Baldus
> Senior Cataloger
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