Federal Register Launches API

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The official site of the Federal Register has launched an API to make it easier for developers to build new ways of interacting with site data.

About the API:

  • It comes pre-processed; the data provided is a combination of data from the GPO MODS (metadata) files and the GPO bulkdata files and has gone through our cleanup procedures.
  • We’re using JSON as a lighter-weight, more web-friendly data transfer format
  • No API keys are needed; all you need is an HTTP client or browser.
  • The API is fully RESTful; URLs are provided to navigate to the full details or to the next page of results (HATEOAS).
  • A simple JSONP interface is also possible; simply add a `callback=foo` CGI parameter to the end of any URL to have the results be ready for cross-domain JavaScript consumption

The site also announced it will be maintaining an API client ruby gem for Ruby Developers. More details can be found on the developers page.

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Agencies, API, Departments, Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
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