The table of contents for More Library Mashups is ready and the authors working hard, but I am wondering if any of you mashup fans are planning on using the DPLA API at your library? Or maybe you’re just studying the API closely enough to be able to explain how it could be used in [...]
Library Mashups has been a huge success and has touched so many of you, and now it’s time to start thinking about the second edition! In 2014 Information Today Inc. will be publishing the second edition of Library Mashups entitled More Library Mashups. This edition will have new stories from some of the authors you [...]
I got this today from Information Today and thought you all might be interested! I wanted to let you know we are discounting all Information Today, Inc. books an additional 33% off the already discounted web order price from November 28 through January 7, 2013, when you order online. The discount is good on an [...]
Is anyone using OCLC’s Kindred Works API? OCLC Research has developed an experimental service that provides a list of items similar to an item of interest. The prototype service uses various characteristics of a sample work, such as classification numbers, subject headings, and genre terms, to retrieve related resources from WorldCat. This approach is called [...]
Today I found a report from ProgrammableWeb that they list 49 library specific APIs in their database! Our API directory now includes 49 library APIs. The newest is the Home Theater Backdrops API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LibraryThing API. We list 3 LibraryThing mashups.
Library Mashups fans might be interested in the latest APIs from Pearson: Penguin Classics API includes works by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and the Brontë sisters – enabling developers to build new apps from the work of renowned authors dkimages API makes the professional collection of over 90,000 images accessible for developers to search, browse [...]
I found this today on Mashery and thought I should share it with you all! HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world’s leading English-language publishers, has just recently announced its OpenBook API Beta. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with fortes in literary and commercial fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, business books, mystery, romance, reference, religious books — [...]
I am at Computers in Libraires this week where I did a signing of Library Mashups and met Karen, the mom of Mosby! She reminded me of this picture from when the book was first published and I wanted to share it with you all again because it’s just too cute! Mosby has decided that [...]
On Wednesday, March 21 from 5:00–5:45 PM during the Computers in Libraries Networking Reception in the exhibit hall, I will be sitting with many of my fellow authors signing copies of Library Mashups. Stop by and pick up a copy for 40% off or feel free to bring a copy you bought before!!
Information Today, Inc. is offering a one-time discount to all of our customers, friends, and family. From now through Monday, January 16, 2012, receive 40% off all book purchases made through the Information Today, Inc. website. The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and with more than 150 [...]