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 Library has just announced the launch of the NYPL Digital Collections API which allows developers programmatic access to the Library's vast collections of digitized creative works including manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints, photographs and much more.
Roistr is a project that’s smaller than our typical API feature. It shows the falling barrier to entry in the API world even in a the demanding academic area of natural language processing and semantic analysis. The primary Roistr API function is a “best match” engine. It offers an interesting use case to demonstrate the relevance of the service: take a Twitter username and use tweets from this account to find content most relevant to the user’s interests.