Understanding the DLA APIs

The Discovery Library provides the two application programming interfaces (API) to facilitate the integration of discovery data from a Management Software System into the Discovery Library, which are Adapter API and Book Production API.

Adapter API
Use this API to start and stop discoveries, as well as create transient or long-running Discovery Library Adapters. See Using the DLA adapter API for more information.
Book Production API
Use this API to create well-formed IdML books conforming to the IdML schema. See Using the DLA Book Production API for more information.

You can use the adapter and book production APIs either in conjunction or independently of each other.