Web Service APIs and Libraries

Book Description

This book shows how to enhance an institution's presence on the Web with tools that integrate a variety of handy, popular programs.  Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are tools that help different programs work together, and Michel shows readers how to integrate these into existing library websites as well as use them to launch new kinds of services.  With step by step guidance, this book

  • Uses real-world examples to show how APIs can be used to promote library materials and events, visualize data, educate patrons, and mobilize library services
  • Demonstrates how to create and manage widgets for photo galleries, instant reporting on computer/printer availability, featured book titles and book reviews from library users, tracking usage data, and many other library
  • Includes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, , Charts, OCLC, WordPress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi Trust
  • Provides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plans

Focusing on widely adopted tools that all have immediate, useful applications, this practical book will help extend any library's reach.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Twitter API and Libraries
Chapter Two: Flickr API and Libraries
Chapter Three: Vimeo API and Libraries
Chapter Four: Google Charts API and Libraries
Chapter Five: OCLC and Libraries
Chapter Six: HathiTrust API and Libraries
Chapter Seven: Open Library API and Libraries
Chapter Eight: LibraryThing API and Libraries
Chapter Nine: Goodreads API and Libraries
Chapter Ten: Google Books API and Libraries

Book Details

  • Title: Web Service APIs and Libraries
  • Author:
  • Length: 152 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-12-24
  • ISBN-10: 083891182X
  • ISBN-13: 9780838911822
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