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Sweden's Stockholm University Integrates EBSCO Discovery Service API into Library Software Platform

Sweden's Stockholm University Integrates EBSCO Discovery Service API into Library Software Platform

EBSCO announced that Sweden's Stockholm University has selected the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) which includes custom integration of the EDS API into the institution's library software platform. ...

NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that the New York Public Library (NYPL) had launched the What's on the Menu API, the first public API released by the institution. The New York Public Li...
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Rich Citations
PLOS Labs's Rich Citations API automatically collects rich citation information from any PLOS article. It accessible through a web API, allowing developers and researchers to use rich citations... Database 09.06.2014
IEEE
IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is a non-profit association that brings members together in the areas of engineering and technology for innovative purposes. IEEE... Organization 07.31.2014
Balboa Park Commons
Balboa Park Commons API can be a useful help for developers interested to categorize, organize and retrieve museums' data. In the main page, users can find query results along with image, title... Museums 07.28.2014
Biblio Commons
Biblio Commons is a social virtual library that helps users to integrate Biblio Commons data into a website and other mobile applications. The core of Biblio Commons is to promote discovery,... Library 07.01.2014
ActiveFrequency PyAvaTax
Active Frequency is a web and mobile development group specializing in Android and Django platforms. They provide web and mobile software projects across various industries, including healthcare,... Taxes 05.30.2014
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Bibliobouts
An online social game that covertly teaches students how to do library research while they go about the business of completing a research-and-writing assignment. Reference 04.06.2012
PDF Document Library
Doculib.org is a free pdf file sharing site using Bing Search Api. Social 01.12.2012
Libsquare
Uses Foursquare to find libraries in Japan. Search an area and display all the libraries on a map. Mapping 10.05.2010
WorldCat + New York Times
Two mashups that link NYT bestseller lists to WorldCat libraries. Library 08.16.2010
#Ask4Stuff: WorldCat Twitter Search
#Ask4Stuff is a new, Twitter-based service that returns a WorldCat search when you send a tweet with the tag #Ask4Stuff. Library 06.27.2010
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Sweden's Stockholm University Integrates EBSCO Discovery Service API into Library Software Platform

Sweden's Stockholm University Integrates EBSCO Discovery Service API into Library Software Platform

EBSCO announced that Sweden's Stockholm University has selected the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) which includes custom integration of the EDS API into the institution's library software platform. ...

NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

NYPL Launches New API Allowing Developers Access to Vast Archives of Digitized Creative Works

Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that the New York Public Library (NYPL) had launched the What's on the Menu API, the first public API released by the institution. The New York Public Li...
Name Description Category Date
Rich Citations
PLOS Labs's Rich Citations API automatically collects rich citation information from any PLOS article. It accessible through a web API, allowing developers and researchers to use rich citations... Database 09.06.2014
IEEE
IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is a non-profit association that brings members together in the areas of engineering and technology for innovative purposes. IEEE... Organization 07.31.2014
Balboa Park Commons
Balboa Park Commons API can be a useful help for developers interested to categorize, organize and retrieve museums' data. In the main page, users can find query results along with image, title... Museums 07.28.2014
Biblio Commons
Biblio Commons is a social virtual library that helps users to integrate Biblio Commons data into a website and other mobile applications. The core of Biblio Commons is to promote discovery,... Library 07.01.2014
ActiveFrequency PyAvaTax
Active Frequency is a web and mobile development group specializing in Android and Django platforms. They provide web and mobile software projects across various industries, including healthcare,... Taxes 05.30.2014
Oslo Public Library
The Oslo Public Library (Deichmanske bibliotek) is the largest public library in Norway. The library has an online book recommendation service that can be accessed either through the website or via... Recommendations 03.19.2014
jsDelivr
jsDelivr is a free, public, open-source CDN (content delivery network) that offers JavaScript libraries, jQuery plugins, fonts, CSS frameworks, and more. Anyone can submit a project to jsDelivr for... Tools 03.18.2014
NYPL Digital Collections
NYPL Digital Collections API provides access to portions of the New York Public Library's digitized collections. They are available as machine-readable data records that users can search, crawl... Search 03.14.2014
Plex
Plex media services provides an interface to organize personal media: movie & tv collections, music library, photos, home videos, etc. Plex Media Server can be run on multiple devices. Media can... Media 03.13.2014
NRC ADAMS
The Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) is the official record keeping system utilized by the the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and provides access to the following... Government 01.31.2014
Koninklijke Bibliotheek Digital Proceedings of Dutch Parliament
This set contains the full-text digitized proceedings of Dutch Parliament from 1814 until 1995. This means it holds word by word transcriptions of everything that has been said in the House of... Government 01.29.2014
Koninklijke Bibliotheek Early Dutch Books
The dataset Early Dutch Books Online (EDBO) gives access to over 2 million full-text digitized pages from over 11,000 books printed in the Netherlands between 1781-1800. This set is freely reusable... Science 01.29.2014
Koninklijke Bibliotheek WLIC
The dataset "Watermarks in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries" (WILC) offers access to over 16,000 watermarks from books printed between 1450 and 1501 (incunabula) in the Low Countries... Education 01.29.2014
Canadiana Discovery Portal
The Canadiana Discovery Portal is a free web service allowing users to search the digital collections of Canadian libraries, archives, and museums. The Canadiana Discovery Portal API allows... Education 01.29.2014
National Library of the Netherlands
Access to over 11,000 rights-free illuminations (illustrations and decorations) from 400 medieval manuscripts from the National Library of the Netherlands (a.k.a. Koninklijke Bibliotheek).... Education 01.17.2014
Hummingbird
Hummingbird is a social site for tracking, sharing, and discovering new anime. Hummingbird’s API can be used to programmatically access information about an anime work, information from a user’s... Social 12.04.2013
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
The German Digital Library ("Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek" in german) is the central web portal for the digital cultural heritage in Germany. It holds metadata, previews and links to... Education 11.01.2013
LibraryCloud
LibraryCloud is a metadata server that pulls metadata from multiple libraries nationwide and exposes that metadata through APIs and as Linked Open Data. The LibraryCloud API provides a RESTful... Catalogs 08.16.2013
lobid
lobid (Linking Open Bibliographic Data) is a service for retrieving and searching bibliographic data, including titles, authors, etc. lobid is provided by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service... Tools 08.02.2013
National Library of Medicine Digital Collections
The National Library of Medicine’s Digital Collections is a free online archive of biomedical videos and books from the public domain. The National Library of Medicine Digital Collections API... Medical 05.10.2013
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is designed to bring together content from America’s libraries, archives, and museums and make them freely available online. Its goal is to make the... Reference 05.02.2013
CORE
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) facilitates free access to scholarly articles aggregated from Open Access repositories. Additionally, CORE harvests, enriches, and makes accessible metadata and full-... Education 04.15.2013
New York Public Library Digital Collections
The New York Public Library offers a collection of articles, books, exhibits, and projects numbering in the tens of millions. The collections include, through public-private partnerships, scholarly... Search 04.07.2013
DCMI Metadata Registry
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's (DCMI) Metadata Registry, hosted by the National Library of New Zealand, is designed to promote wider adoption, standardization, and interoperability of... Reference 03.13.2013
NYPL What's on the Menu
The service from New York Public Library provides access to data extracted from a collection of restaurant menus. NYPL accumulated the menus as documentation of city life over time, showing the meals... Search 01.21.2013
State Library of New South Wales
The State Library of New South Wales (NSW) is one of Australia’s leading libraries. It provides access to information and resources both on-site and online. The State Library supports the NSW... Reference 12.17.2012
OCLC Kindred Works
OCLC Kindred Works is an experimental service providing content-based recommendations for items similar to an item of interest. Recommendations can be customized to an individual collection. The... Recommendations 12.07.2012
Elsevier Linked Data Repository
The service provides semantically rich descriptive metadata about content available from Elsevier and from other sources across the Web. It makes available a catalog of resources expressed in Linked... Reference 12.03.2012
MERLOT
The service, formally named Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, provides access to a resource collection and instructional resources to support online instruction,... Education 11.27.2012
ImpactStory
The service provides a number of indicators for the social impact of published works, including traditional scholarly papers but also blog posts and other more casual publications. It is part of a... Reference 11.12.2012
Bibliotek
Bibliotek is not a library itself, but rather a database of items held by Danish public libraries. Bibliotek provides online access to the records of all items published in Denmark as well as all... Education 11.07.2012
York University Library
The service provides access to a number of library resources important to students. A research guide function allows export of topic-specific and course-specific resource lists targeted to a student... Reference 11.05.2012
FreeCite
The service parses and interprets a bibliographic citation submitted and breaks out separate fields such as author name, title, year of publication, publisher, and other descriptive characteristics.... Reference 11.05.2012
Home Theater Backdrops
Home Theater Backdrops provides community sourced backdrop images and wallpapers for use in media management systems such as XBMC, MeedIO, and MediaPortal. The Home Theater Backdrops API provides... Media 10.30.2012
Copac SALT recommender
The service provides recommendations for resources of interest to a user based on selections that previous users have made. It links resources and generates recommendations based on circulation data... Reference 10.27.2012
refbase OpenSearch
The service provides bibliographic search to return citations matching a submitted query. Its architecture complies with the SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL) standard promulgated by the U.S. Library of... Reference 10.02.2012
OCLC WMS
The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which offers WorldShare Management Services (WMS), a suite of services that allow users to manage a library's entire... Reference 09.10.2012
OverDrive
OverDrive is a digital media platform for retailers, libraries, and users. OverDrive offers features for users to access digital media content, such as eBooks from retailers and libraries, on various... Media 08.03.2012
The European Library
The European Library is a consortium of academic and research libraries. Their website is a portal to very large collections of digitized artifacts and bibliographic records. Users can browse by... Database 07.16.2012
OCLC Article Exchange
OCLC is a member-owned global library cooperative, whose membership aims to improve access to the information held in libraries worldwide. The Article Exchange API provides developer access to OCLC... Reference 07.11.2012
Innovative Interfaces: Sierra
Innovative Interface creates products to help libraries thrive in a modern technology environment. Sierra, the company's latest integrated library system, combines comprehensive library systems... Catalogs 06.25.2012
SirsiDynix Symphony
SirsiDynix provides library automation systems for more than 23,000 libraries in more than 70 countries around the world. SirsiDynix offers APIs that allow libraries to gain full access to all... Other 05.11.2012
OCLC EprintsUK
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) is a worldwide library cooperative, the purpose of which is to establish, maintain, and operate a computerized library network. The OCLC EprintsUK API focuses on... Education 05.09.2012
National Library of Australia Trove
The service from the National Library of Australia provides search access to catalog records and other descriptive metadata for a wide range of resources: books, periodicals (e.g., journal articles... Search 04.18.2012
LexisNexis Library Express
LexisNexis Public Library Express allows users to search for and access over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications. The service, used by public libraries, includes deep backfiles... Search 04.16.2012
IMSLP
The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) is a community built library of public domain music scores, the originals which have been scanned to PDF. The project contains over 170,000... Music 04.06.2012
Institute of Development Studies
The Institute for Development Studies offers a research database and repository for international development research. This data and research can be used for policy making, decision making, program... Government 03.22.2012
PRESTO Harvard Library
The service provides search against the Harvard University Library catalog. Applications can gain lookup access to bibliographic records in the university's own HOLLIS and VIA repositories and... Search 03.13.2012
Kariru Library Search
The service consolidates data from 2000 Japanese online library catalogs to allow streamlined search against the aggregated data. Search results indicate the resources found, designated by ISBN, item... Search 02.08.2012
NSDL Repository Update Service
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is the national online portal for education and research on learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States. The NSDL... Science 01.31.2012
Open Archives Initiative
The Open Archives Initiative API provides a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. The API allows service providers to harvest article metadata from repositories using the OAI-PMH... Education 12.27.2011
Worldcat Registry
The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The Registry API gives developer-level access to information... Education 12.19.2011
WorldCat knowledge base
The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The knowledge base API is a service used for e-resource... Search 12.19.2011
OCLC QuestionPoint
The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The QuestionPoint API gives developers access to the... Education 12.19.2011
BioLabeler
BioLabeler is a search engine that extracts US National Library of Medicine (UMLS) information from biomedical texts such as scientific paper abstracts, experiment descriptions, and medical notes.... Medical 12.19.2011
Pays-Lecture
Pays-Lecture is a French media library that allows users to search materials from six French libraries. The PMB SOAP API is provided by PMB Services and allows complete access to the functions of the... Education 12.18.2011
Open Data Catalogue Austria
Kataloge Offene Daten Oesterreich (Open Data Catalogue Austria) is the online portal to Austrian government, public administration, libraries, science, and research data. The goal of this site is to... Government 12.04.2011
HathiTrust Volumes
The HathiTrust Volumes API allows the user to retrieve information about volumes deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Given a standard identifier for a known item, the API returns basic... Education 12.01.2011
WorldCat xISBN
The web service associates library catalog records from WorldCat with related resources based on ISBN. Submitting an ISBN retrieves a list of ISBNs for records related by an algorithm from OCLC, the... Reference 11.29.2011
LIBRIS
LIBRIS is an online search service of the National Library of Sweden. Search national, academic, and several public libraries of Sweden for books, periodicals, articles, maps, posters, printed music... Search 11.10.2011
Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. Every mp3 on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be... Music 11.07.2011
DLESE
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) provides access to educational resource collections, Earth system datasets and imagery, and community resources for teachers, students, and... Science 10.30.2011
Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries. The BHL digitizes and makes available millions of pages of biological taxonomic literature,... Science 10.30.2011
Information Environment Service Registry
An academic "Yellow Pages" to support discovery and use of scholarly resources. Its catalog of information about electronic resources and research collections enables discovery of new... Search 10.26.2011
OCLC Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is a project from the OCLC Office of Research which brings together authority data on accepted forms of author names and work titles from 16 different... Classification 10.26.2011
Culture Grid
Service from the UK Collections Trust to access information about collections of museums, libraries, or archives. Supports services to open up UK cultural institution collections for public benefit... Search 10.26.2011
NSDL Search
The Digital Discovery System (DDS) of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is an online library devoted to digital resources related to science, technology, engineering, and math. General, K-... Science 10.21.2011
NCSU Libraries CatalogWS
The NCSU Libraries is a system of libraries supporting the community of North Carolina State University (NCSU). A RESTful API is provided, giving access to the Libraries' catalog. Responses are... Reference 10.10.2011
Mirlyn
Mirlyn is the library OPAC of the University of Michigan's University Library. The Mirlyn API provides access to full MARC records, bibliographic records in basic English (non-MARC), and... Reference 10.10.2011
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge University Library is a system of libraries that supports teaching and research at the University of Cambridge. The Library provides a suite of APIs to access and interact with the library... Reference 10.10.2011
CrossRef DOI Resolver
CrossRef is the "citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form." CrossRef provides a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) resolver service, as well as an API for... Reference 10.10.2011
tinyThom.as
tinyThom.as is an online tool for preserving the webpages put up by the Library of Congress for documents related to the U.S. Congress. tinyThom.as generates both full-size and short permanent URLs... Tools 08.16.2011
Bookshare
Bookshare is a service that aims to provide books and periodical to those readers with print disabilities (such as blindness, a learning disability, or a physical disability). Bookshare also provides... Reference 01.26.2011
OCLC Classify
The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The OCLC Classify API is an experimental classification web... Reference 01.25.2011
UNLV Library
The official library of University of Nevada Las Vegas has made its collections available for querying via API. The service includes free access to its collections of unique images, documents and... Reference 01.21.2011
Hathi Trust Data Distribution
The Hathi Trust API returns bibliographic, copyright, and volume information (including permanent URLs) when queried with a variety of standard identifiers (e.g., ISBN, LCCN, OCLC, etc.). The API has... Reference 02.09.2010
Bookworm ePub Reader
The Bookworm API allows users and developers to access many of the features of Bookworm from other applications. Using the API, a developer can add, download, and list the ePub content over HTTP in a... Other 11.25.2009
Copac
The Copac SRU Interface allows you to search the collections of materials held in libraries throughout the UK. The API lets you search by title, source, publisher, subject and many more. Search 12.02.2008
aNobii
aNobii is a book sharing service that helps book lovers explore books. Users can create bookshelves to track what they've read, what they're currently reading and what they plan to read.... Other 09.03.2008
WorldCat Identities
The WorldCat Idententies API mines the Worldcat database for individual identities and creates a page for each identity. Response include related ISBN's or other identifiers, as well as metadata... Reference 08.13.2008
WorldCat Search
Search for books, videos, or music in the WorldCat database. Responses can include location of the asset at a particular library, with a link. Optionally get the response in a citation format that... Reference 08.13.2008
Library of Congress Subject Headings
This is an experimental service that makes the Library of Congress Subject Headings available as linked-data using the SKOS vocabulary. The goal of lcsh.info is to encourage experimentation and use... Reference 04.06.2008
LibraryThing
From their site: Three APIs available: (1) thingISBN takes an ISBN and returns a list of ISBNs from the same "work" (ie., other editions and translations); (2) thingTitle takes a title and... Reference 02.09.2008
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Bibliobouts
An online social game that covertly teaches students how to do library research while they go about the business of completing a research-and-writing assignment. Reference 04.06.2012
PDF Document Library
Doculib.org is a free pdf file sharing site using Bing Search Api. Social 01.12.2012
Libsquare
Uses Foursquare to find libraries in Japan. Search an area and display all the libraries on a map. Mapping 10.05.2010
WorldCat + New York Times
Two mashups that link NYT bestseller lists to WorldCat libraries. Library 08.16.2010
#Ask4Stuff: WorldCat Twitter Search
#Ask4Stuff is a new, Twitter-based service that returns a WorldCat search when you send a tweet with the tag #Ask4Stuff. Library 06.27.2010
Readit.Me
A lightweight diary of books you've used and to share it with friends. Integrated with Amazon's catalog and Facebook. Hosted on Heroku. Books 01.07.2010
LeoGeo
A mobile based navigation tool that finds nearby New York Public Libraries in NYC. Mobile 08.29.2009
Libraries in Denmark
Comprehensive map of libraries in Denmark. Shows head libraries = Hovedbiblioteker. Shows public libraries = folkebiblioteker. Shows mobile libraries = Bogbusser. Library 02.10.2008
CodexMap
CodexMap lets you find, and place, books graphically on a map. Whether the book was added to the system by our harvester, or by you or another user, you can interact with a map to find books. Books 02.08.2008
Boulder Library with Amazon Reviews
See Amazon.com customer reviews and editorials within the online card catalog of the Boulder, Colo., public library. eCommerce 03.16.2007
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PHP Library for the MoneyBird API
A PHP Library for the MoneyBird API. The SaaS service for billing lets you create, manage and send invoices, but also manage your contacts. Library 08.02.2009
Java Library for the Guardian UK Open Platform
Java client library for the Guardian UK Open Platform. News Services 03.11.2009
PHP Library for Guardian UK Open Platform
A client library to assist PHP developers to build applications for The Guardian UK Open Platform. Application Development 03.11.2009
Ruby Library for Guardian UK Open Platform
A Ruby Library for The Guardian UK Open Platform. Application Development 03.11.2009
PostRankSharp
A .NET 3.5 library for interacting with the PostRank API. All calls are simple and closely mirror the calls in the API. Includes a sample application that shows the usage of all methods in the... Application Development 07.14.2008
Python Twitter
This library provides a pure python interface for the Twitter API. From DeWitt Clinton. Library 07.29.2007
PHP for Voxbone API
Use this PHP library to make calls to the Voxbone telephony APIs. Library 07.22.2007
Python for SMS and Voice using BT API
Send SMS messages and make phone calls using Python. Code library for creating telephony mashups with the BT Web21C apis. Library 07.22.2007
Ruby Library for Truvea
Ruby gem for the Truvea API. Video 07.14.2007
C# Wrapper for Wesabe
This C# library from Scott Hanselman wraps the basic functions of the Wesabe API. Hosted on Google Code to facilitate community development. Library 07.14.2007
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Marvel Comics PHP Helper Library
This is a helper library for interacting with the Marvel Comics API. All characters, etc are owned by Marvel. Art 02.11.2014
PHP example code library
Example code for PHP with examples for getting products, product listings, search, recommandations and the basket. Library 04.30.2013
WebKnox Question-Answering Libraries
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox Question-Answering API. Q&A 12.06.2012
WebKnox Keywords Libraries
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox Keywords API. Keywords 12.06.2012
WebKnox Web Libraries
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox Web API. Library 12.06.2012
WebKnox Text-Processing Libraries
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox Text-Processing API. Text 12.06.2012
WebKnox Search Libraries
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox Search API. Library 12.06.2012
WebKnox Proxies API
Java, Objective-C, Ruby, Python, and PHP libraries for the WebKnox proxies API. Networking 12.06.2012
Pincodr homepage
Pincodr Libraries Library 11.09.2012
Stupeflix Doc on ReadTheDocs
Stupeflix documentation on ReadTheDocs. Tools 10.03.2012