Relationships are key to the way that State Records NSW describes archives. Descriptions of individual items and series depend on their links to each other, to the agencies or people that created them, and to their role in government business (functions and activities), for their full meaning.
I am therefore very pleased to announce that relationships between entities are now included in State Records NSW’s API.
Relationships are visible when you visit pages for individual entities in the API, e.g.:
And of course, because this is an API, developers can access these relationships (in multiple formats such as XML and JSON) through logical URLs such as http://api.records.nsw.gov.au/series/1/persons.xml. For full details, see the documentation: http://api.records.nsw.gov.au/usage.
Many thanks to Wisanu Promthong (aka Nott), State Records NSW’s new Systems developer, Digital Archives, for implementing these additions to the API.