API Access & Data Sets

The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and In Her Own Right contributing institutions are committed to providing full access to project metadata.

API Access

The In Her Own Right project exposes an Application Programming Interface (API) endpoint conforming with Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) standards. No API key or authentication is required. Records can be retrieved using any client or browser using standard OAI-PMH verbs.

Sample Requests:

Return all records from collection:

curl "http://inherownright.org/oai?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc"

Return a specific record:

curl "http://inherownright.org/oai?verb=GetRecord&identifier=oai:pacscl/1&metadataPrefix=oai_dc"

Data sets

Full dataset

The full In Her Own Right dataset, consisting of 13,295 item-level records, is available for download in XML and CSV format via GitHub. A curated CSV, which has been lightly modified and edited for ease of use, is also available. Full documentation of these datasets is available here.

Derivative datasets