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

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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
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses
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