October 13, 2010
U.S. National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, maintains a database of over 8,500 records relating to other organizations and sources of reference material on the topic of health and medicine. This “Directory of Information Resources Online” is aptly named DIRLINE. The DIRLINE API allows you to search this niche data collection from your webpage or app.
A few years ago, Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web), urged his TED Talk audience to share raw, unstructured data in order to boost innovation and solve critical problems. The INOH API project aims to bring Berners-Lee's vision to light.
Pearson, a household name in the education and training markets, typically brings traditional study materials to mind (e.g. thick study books, video lectures, etc.). However, Pearson recently launched its fifth API showing a dedication to innovation and meeting the rapidly changing technology scene where Pearson students live on a daily basis. Pearson's latest API, Nursing and Health Survival Guides API, allows developers to integrate data from Pearson's highly acclaimed Nursing guides into an application of choice.