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 — you name it. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand, and also generate other business opportunities.
In continuing this tradition of being tech-forward, the publishing company has taken yet another grand step forward in the tech-savvy API industry. This means that everyone will have access to information and tools to build their own book and author-related applications and mashups.
To register for a key and access to the Developer Network, click here.
For more info about this new API, click here to view the documentation
Let me know if your library comes up with a way to use this to improve services!