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The New York Public Library has opened up access to more than a century of are and unique material by releasing an API that can tap into its digital archives, which are currently numbered at more than a million.
The Digital Collections API is REST-like, supports both JSON and XML data formats and is currently rate limited to 10,000 requests per API token. Each item is identified by a unique object and you can get metadata on the object and relevant pages in the library for that object. For more information, check out the Digital Collections API.