The Converter: irJSON Web service is used to convert irJSON data into RDF+XML, RDF+N3 or XML (the internal OSF Web Service DTD structure), or to convert XML (internal DTD) into irJSON data. In other words, this Web service provides the import and export functionality for the irJSON format, which is a common text representation for citations.

All converter Web services endpoints are used to convert multiple kinds of data and to make the bridge between a OSF Web Service and other existing systems that understand these formats.

Developers communicate with the Converter: irJSON Web service using the HTTP POST method. You may request one of the following mime types: (1) text/xml, (2) application/rdf+xml, (3) application/rdf+n3 or (4) application/iron+json. The content returned by the Web service is serialized using the mime type requested and the data returned depends on the parameters selected.