Web Service APIs and Libraries by Jason Paul Michel

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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 software 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 bookUses 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 functionsIncludes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google Charts, OCLC, Wordpress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi TrustProvides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plansFocusing on widely adopted tools that all have immediate, useful applications, this practical book will help extend any library's reach.

About Jason Paul Michel

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 Jason Paul Michel is User Experience Librarian at the Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio. He has engineered numerous API projects at the Miami University Libraries, including Vimeo, Flickr, and Twitter API projects, and has presented on these projects at state and national library conferences. He was named a 2013Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
Published December 24, 2012 by Amer Library Assn Editions. 152 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference.

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Application programming interfaces (APIs) are powerful tools that help programmers and developers take advantage of a wealth of external online data sources to build software and services. Michel (user experience librarian, Miami Univ. Libs., OH) explores the possibilities APIs offer libraries an...

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