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Digital Collection Toolkit: CONTENTdm API


CONTENTdm - the platform used to host our Digital Collections - provides a set of APIs to help researchers directly access metadata and files "behind the scenes."  There are two sets of APIs. 

  • CONTENTdm Server API Functions - dmwebservices
  • CONTENTdm Website API Reference - utils

For complete list of APIs, please visit the CONTENTdm Support site.  

This tutorial is intended as a reference guide to use several API functions to retrieve data from UWM digital collections.

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Server API address -

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