We use a number of web services provided by our (often vendor-supplied) library systems. Those include: Metalib, SFX, bX, and Voyager. We've also worked with Ebsco, Summon, Primo/Primo Central, and Worldcat APIs.
Library Web Services Manager
California State University
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michel, Jason Paul
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:34 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Examples of Web Service APIs in Academic & Public Libraries
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!
Jason Paul Michel
User Experience Librarian
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45044