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The Europeana REST API is a set of APIs which provides a service calibrated to the needs of professionals interested in the reuse of digitised or digital-born cultural heritage in education, research and the creative industries. Rewarded an API Award for the category “Data APIs” in 2017, it is an automated and flexible method of access and retrieval of the Europeana Collections.

The Europeana REST API set includes the following services: Search API, Record API, Entity API, IIIF API, OAI-PMH and SPARQL services. Next in development is the Annotations API, seen as a high-potential service for research audiences. All Europeana API services are free of charge and require a simple registration. Europeana provides extensive API documentation on https://pro.europeana.eu/resources/apis and support via a dedicated Google Group and email.

Sharing best practices with regard to data publication and access adds extra value to the Europeana offer. Featured examples include the Europeana Data Model https://pro.europeana.eu/resources/standardization-tools/edm-documentation) which streamlines the aggregation of cultural data from across Europe, Europeana Publishing Framework https://pro.europeana.eu/post/publishing-framework, and other work related to the FAIR principles for research data (see publication below) https://pro.europeana.eu/post/europeana-and-the-fair-principles-for-research-data.

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