I always think that Brown's FreeCite api is under utilized.
It's far from perfect, but I'm sure more use could be made of it.
A few months back I threw together a copy/paste citation look-up with it:
Of course I don't think anyone is really making use of it, but I've
also done nothing to really promote it either ;)
Good luck with the book!
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM, 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