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Ethan,

How are you utilizing flickr's API?

Jason

On 10/10/11 1:02 PM, "Ethan Gruber" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>At the American Numismatic Society (A LAM/academic research organization),
>we're using APIs for:
>
>geonames.org (geographic places)
>viaf.org (personal and corporate names)
>flickr
>id.loc.gov (Atom feed for LCSH)
>google docs Atom feed
>
>We're looking into Worldcat APIs and have developed some of our own APIs
>for
>querying and delivering metadata in the form of Atom or KML generated from
>Solr search results.
>
>Ethan
>
>On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Michel, Jason Paul
><[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Bill,
>>
>> Excellent. Thanks so much for the insight.  We're utilizing the
>>HathiTrust
>> BibAPI as wellę
>>
>> Jason
>>
>> On 10/8/11 7:02 PM, "Bill Dueber" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> >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
>> >catalog.
>> >
>> >http://www.hathitrust.org/data
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >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
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jason Paul Michel
>> >> User Experience Librarian
>> >> Miami University Libraries
>> >> Oxford, Ohio 45044
>> >> twitter:jpmichel
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >--
>> >Bill Dueber
>> >Library Systems Programmer
>> >University of Michigan Library
>>