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Talis aspire developer un conference - 6 february 2013 - rc

  1. 1. Enhancing life-long learning, teaching and research through informationresources and services February 06, 2013 1
  2. 2. Putting the Aspire APIs to workDr Richard Cross, Resource Discovery and Innovation Team ManagerLibraries and Learning ResourcesTalis Aspire User Group | Developer Unconference | 6 February 2013 February 06, 2013 2
  3. 3. Agenda• Aspire List linking API• Item linking API• Bookmarklet API• Aspire widgets• Issues affecting API development• APIs – possible future developmentsFebruary 06, 2013 3
  4. 4. Talis Aspire – list linking APIFebruary 06, 2013 4
  5. 5. Aspire linking from the VLE• Uses the Aspire list-linking API for dynamic deep-linkingFebruary 06, 2013 5
  6. 6. Next version…• In development: displaying list content directly within the Virtual Learning Environment• Calling .csv version of the file• Fastest and lightest of the options• Need still to review grouping, priority, pagination and presentation options
  7. 7. • In development: tracking gaps in dynamic module provision
  8. 8. Talis Aspire – item linking APIFebruary 06, 2013 8
  9. 9. Resource List item checker – mash-up• Relic – Resource List Item Checker (using an Aspire API)• http://www.urko.org.uk/library/rlms/relic/index.php? type=doi&search=10.1177/0309132509105004February 06, 2013 9
  10. 10. Talis Aspire – bookmarklet APIFebruary 06, 2013 10
  11. 11. Passing OpenURL metadata to Aspire• LLR developed an SFX- RLMS bookmarking service• Uses the Bookmarking API for Aspire (now supports OpenURL)• Enables any OpenURL supporting service to become a bookmarking source• Any metadata received by SFX can be sent to Aspire• Several other customers have deployed this target serviceFebruary 06, 2013 11
  12. 12. Talis Aspire – widgetsFebruary 06, 2013 12
  13. 13. ‘Suppress Availability Message’ widget 13
  14. 14. ‘Suppress Availability Message’ widgetFebruary 06, 2013 14
  15. 15. ‘Not current time period’ warning on list edit• Developed by Talis in response to post-Rollover scenario posed by NTU• Not customer coded! http://screencast.com/t/nDxTEpOfEu7February 06, 2013 15
  16. 16. Talis Aspire – API issuesFebruary 06, 2013 16
  17. 17. Issues affecting API development Aspire side Local• Limitations in the • Existence of lengthy and functionality of the complex resource lists existing APIs • Learning curve on RDF• Absence of APIs outside • Lack of development time the list / item context and resource• Linked data structure can require multiple data calls to return data from RDF triple store• One-version-for-all API configurationFebruary 06, 2013
  18. 18. Talis Aspire – APIs: possible futuredevelopmentsFebruary 06, 2013 18
  19. 19. Future Aspire API developments• Extension of parameters passable in existing APIs• Extension of new APIs to new areas of functionality and data• Particular focus on end user interface construction by API• Extension to collaborative customer-to-customer framework• Agreement on new method for prioritising possible API enhancementsFebruary 06, 2013 19
  20. 20. Comments?Nottingham Trent University: Resource Lists http://resourcelists.ntu.ac.ukRichard Cross Resource Discovery and Innovation Team Manager Libraries and Learning Resources, Nottingham Trent University richard.cross@ntu.ac.ukFebruary 06, 2013 20

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