Ruby Catalog Search is an example script that is meant o demonstrate how one can interface with the Mendeley API from a Ruby application. Ruby Catalog Search is a command-line script that takes a file argument and searches for the same file to determine if the file has already been added to the Mendelley directory.
Scientific journals are providing greater access to published research by releasing new APIs. Cambridge Journals Online API and Public Library of Science Article Level Metrics API have both been released in the past several weeks. Meanwhile, the European Commission has just completed a public consultation on open access to research data ahead of a new wave of policy reform and their next big research funding round.
Can we exploit the extraordinary ability that humans have to read faces to make sense of abstract data -- by rendering data as concrete facial features? That's a question raised by a recent ProgrammableWeb Mashup of the Day Pubmed Faceoff.