API docs v3

The current DigitalNZ API is version 3.

We provide three API calls for accessing the DigitalNZ collection:

  • Search records to query the DigitalNZ metadata search service
  • Get metadata for a specific record
  • Sets for returning data from your virtual Set collections

Remember that DigitalNZ does not have a copy of items in the collection. Instead, we hold metadata about items in other collections, together with a pointer to the content object. DigitalNZ Search therefore behaves much like a search engine. The Metadata Dictionary provides further detail about the common fields used in the Digital New Zealand harvesting system.

Please be sure to read the Developer API Terms of Use to learn how you are allowed to use the metadata.