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Digging into the OpenLibrary ISBN API

Robert Cain is looking for a book:

The format of the Advanced API is slightly different from the simple. Here is template.[ISBN Goes Here]&jscmd=data&format=json"

You will replace the [ISBN Goes Here] text with the ISBN number you want to look up. Be aware this can only be digits, you must remove any spaces, dashes, or other characters.

Let’s look at a code example of calling the API and getting all its properties.

Click through for examples and how you can use Powershell to parse the results.