Wrapper around the VIAF API for Node.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import viaf from '';



Wrapper around the VIAF API for Node.

BETA - there's a lot of work to be done, I'm just getting this out here for now.


npm i viaf


See the "example" directory.

var viaf = require('viaf');

viaf.autosuggest(query, callback);, callback);, dataType, callback);, callback);

The callback is passed three parameters in this order: any error that occurs, an HTTP response object, and the body (text) of the response. The read method's default dataType is XML and its valid types are: html, xml, json (just returns a list of links to other authorities), rdf, json-ld, rss, marc21, marcxml, marchtml, unimarcxml, unimarchtml.


This is not meant to do much other than conveniently request & return data from VIAF, so among the tasks it won't perform: parse this data, provide an autocomplete widget, or provide a synchronous wrapper for operations. Look in the "example" folder to see how this package might be used to accomplish something actually useful.

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Internally, this module uses request to call the VIAF API. You can pass options directly to request by overriding the viaf.requestOptions object, which is passed directly to request.


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To the extent possible under law, Eric Phetteplace has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to viaf-npm.