On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Patrick Berry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We're (CSU, Chico) using http://code.google.com/p/googlebooks/ to provide
> easy access to partial and full text books.
Good to hear.
As an aside, we wrote up some background on how to use widgets and
webservices in a 2010 article published in LITA's ITAL magazine:
> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Michel, Jason Paul <[log in to unmask]
> > 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
> > 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
> > --
> > Jason Paul Michel
> > User Experience Librarian
> > Miami University Libraries
> > Oxford, Ohio 45044
> > twitter:jpmichel