From the press release:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice pertaining to the modernization of library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful web service application programming interfaces (APIs) and standard mobile application intent calls. In the interest of streamlining information transfer between vendor and library systems, the scope of the draft FASTEN Recommended Practice touches on areas such as login/authentication, account information, availability, checkout, streaming options, and more. FASTEN is the acronym used for this initiative, more formally titled as the Flexible API Standard for E-Content NISO. 

The full press release is here: <>

The draft recommended practice is on the FASTEN working group page: <>

Comment period runs through November 30th but may be extended.


Peter Murray
Open Source Community Advocate
Index Data, LLC