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I was wrapping up version of of my priority API projects which included city and federal government, education, universities and healthcare. There are other priorities that are on my list, but this represented version 1. Until I remembered libraries...

Libraries are doing some amazing things with APIs, and if I have any hope for any group to truly wield APIs in the most sensible way, it would be librarians.

With this in mind I had to launch a project for tracking on libraries and APIs. They were already popping up on my monitoring radar, and understanding how libraries are putting digital technology to use, is somethign I'm passionate about.

Right now I've identified a handful of libraries who look like they have interesting approaches to using APIs, and a couple of library services I will be investigating further.

If you know of anything I've missed, please educate me. I will keep publishing news, analysis, libraries, library services and any other relevant resources here for our use.


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Tamir Borensztajn on APIs, Responsive Design, and Other Tools Enabling the Digital Shift - The Digital Shift

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On October 1, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their fifth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries @ The Center.” EBSCO is a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to Tamir Borensztajn, Vice President, Discovery Strategy, EBSCO, to participate in this series of interviews addressing libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.LJ: How do you see the digital shift enabling collaborations, and how are these new kinds of partnerships changing the library user experience?TB: It is increasingly clear that technology providers are moving towards interoperable cloud technologies,......read more.



Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data | The Getty Iris

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Second of four Getty Vocabularies now available for free download; two more to follow within a year We’re delighted to announce that the Getty Research Institute has released the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® as Linked Open Data.This represents an important step in the Getty’s ongoing work to make our knowledge resources freely available to all.Following the release of the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® in February, TGN is now the second of the four Getty vocabularies to be made entirely free to download, share, and modify.Both data sets are available for download at vocab.getty. ...read more.