The metadata for digitised books and journals in Trove can seem a bit sparse, but there’s quite a lot of useful metadata embedded within Trove’s web pages that isn’t displayed to users or made available through the Trove API. This notebook in the GLAM Workbench shows you how you can access it. To make it even easier, I’ve added a new endpoint to my Trove Proxy that returns the metadata in JSON format.
Just pass the url of a digitised book or journal as a parameter named
https://trove-proxy.herokuapp.com/metadata/. For example:
I’ve created a simple bookmarklet to make it simpler to open the proxy. To use it just:
To view the JSON data in your browser you might need to install an extension like JSONView.