Deep Dive: APIs: What They Are and How to Use Them (B8)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Speakers: Jennifer Noga, Wake Forest University School of Law; Richard (Bo) Adams, Emory University – Pitts Theology Library; Lora Woodford, LYRASIS; Matt Zimmerman, Georgetown University Law School

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are now standard toolkits for opening up systems and extending their functionality. Library technologist Marshall Breeding has said that the use of APIs is vital for today’s library systems and understanding how to deploy them is a necessary skill. This session will familiarize participants with APIs and include an introduction to the protocols and code that make them work. Examples will show how APIs are currently used in library scenarios to enhance services, connect systems, and extract data.

NOTE: Due to the structure of this program it was not recorded. However, the program’s supplemental materials are available.

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