On 10/11/11 1:01 PM, "Walker, David" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>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
>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