The HathiTrust BibAPI and DataAPIs are being used by several on this list
(and by me behind the scenes on occasion, although I sometimes cheat because
the data are local). Based on our logs, the most common use is to use the
BibAPI to check HT availability of an item already in someone's local
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:33 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
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library