There are lots of libraries using OCLC's different web services. You
can see some examples by going to
http://www.oclc.org/developer/applications . The Developer Network
also provides many code examples using the various web services via
our Subversion repository -
http://worldcat.org/devnet/code/devnetDemos/ . All of these are
available under an Apache 2 license so the community is welcome to
If you want information on a specific web service, please let me know
and I'm happy to share what I have with you.
Karen A. Coombs
OCLC Developer Network
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On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Michel, Jason Paul <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm a lurker on this listserv and am interested in gaining some insight into your experiences of utilizing web service APIs in either an academic library or public library setting.
> I'm writing a book for ALA Editions on the use of Web Service APIs in libraries. Each chapter covers a specific API by delineating the technicalities of the API, discussing potential uses of the API in library settings, and step-by-step tutorials.
> I'm already including examples of how my library (Miami University in Oxford, Ohio) are utilizing these APIs but would like to give the reader more examples from a variety of settings.
> APIs covered in the book: Flickr, Vimeo, Google Charts, Twitter, Open Library, LibraryThing, Goodreads, OCLC.
> So, what are you folks doing with APIs?
> Thanks for any insight!
> Kind regards,
> Jason Paul Michel
> User Experience Librarian
> Miami University Libraries
> Oxford, Ohio 45044