The Mendeley R sample code by Mendeley shares code and its respective application that consumes the Mendeley API. This app retrieves the number of users that have read a document according to a DOI, producing a barplot of readers by academic status. To run the example, register client at http://dev.mendeley.com/ and follow 3 more steps available on GitHub. Authored by Matt Thomson.
Understanding the usage of your publications used to be easy: if it's a book, count the sales. A magazine? Count the subscriptions. An article--count the circulation of the hosting publication. If you're a librarian, just look at how many times it was checked out. For impact, count citations. The digital universe requires new tools to measure these and the Scholarly IQ API is Scholarly's app for putting them right into your application. Scholarly IQ uses SUSHI to harvest COUNTER usage statistics.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Documents, Air Travel, and Home Automation. Highlights include an API for fitness centers, and an API for integrating Speakap enterprise social networks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.