Library APIs…09.01.09

1 09 2009

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Stephen Abram has a useful post today on Stephen’s Lighthouse titled APIs and Libraries excerpted here:

“I’ve been keeping a small list of links for library APIs those little bits of code that let you do so much to customize your libraries web and OPAC experiences.

SirsiDynix trains for API use in all of our ILS’s and many of our clients take advantage of the openness of our ILS to add and enhance the user experience.

Here’s a list of useful links:

Using Google APIs
http://code.google.com/

Using Google Book Search APIs
http://code.google.com/apis/books/

Recently OCLC announced upgrades to their API’s here and here.

OCLC APIs
http://www.worldcat.org/devnet/blog/services/worldcat_api/

Amazon APIs
http://aws.amazon.com/

Roy Tennant’s classic list of Library Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
http://techessence.info/apis/

Useful Web APIs For Library Services
Web APIs For Library Services: A UKOLN Briefing Document

http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:WXjI-LkmunwJ:www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/conferences/cetis-2008/briefing-library-apis.doc+OCLC+APIs&cd=19&hl=en&ct=clnk…”

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