Reviews huh? That's interestingŠ.
How are you utilizing the Twitter API? We're using it as an outage
reporting interface. If a printer is down for whatever reason, a staff
member Tweets specific hashtags regarding the broken machine, this tweet
gets received by our printer vendor, they fix it, tweet that its been
fixed. There's also a basic dashboard which displays the current status
of printers that staff can quickly see at a glanceŠ
On 10/10/11 1:06 PM, "Joshua Welker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I am in the process of adding book descriptions, reviews, and jacket
>images to our III WebPAC using the Google Books API. We also use Twitter
>and LibGuides APIs.
>Electronic/Media Services Librarian
>Southwest Baptist University
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>Michel, Jason Paul
>Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:34 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [CODE4LIB] Examples of Web Service APIs in Academic & Public
>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