Scraping (some of) the NYPL Catalog: a story of Requests and BeautifulSoup

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM on August 16, 2015, Room 705

Susan Steinman

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A foray into web scraping in Python


A few months ago, I asked the NYPL for access to the API to their catalog, for the purposes of building a book-mapping web app. They said no. Alas. Learn how I got around this problem using Python Requests and Beautiful Soup, and get acquainted with the awesomeness of web scraping in Python.