CETIS conf - What I'd Like from JISC APIs

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  • 1. JISC Sponsored APIs I Would Play With Tony Hirst Department of Communcation and Systems The Open University
  • 2. SOAP? Probably not...
  • 3. (Too much of the wrong sort of clutter...)
  • 4. Make life easy...
  • 5. Hackable URLs
  • 6. RESTful URLs
  • 7. RSS & JSON
  • 8. OpenSearch search
  • 9. Clear licensing policy
  • 10. (give me the option to filter content by license type)
  • 11. i.e. lubricate the rights process
  • 12. <embed/> codes
  • 13. (suggesting that reuse is okay...)
  • 14. Do you even NEED an API if you publish web content considerately?
  • 15. <tables /> for tabular data...
  • 16. <ul /> for lists...
  • 17. <foo id=“appropriate” /> everything...
  • 18. Microformats...
  • 19. Why?
  • 20. Because then I can get what I need anyway...
  • 21. URI + XPATH = a query on the data web
  • 22. So just play nice...
  • 23. What sorts of services would I like to play with?
  • 24. Academics' Names
  • 25. Course details
  • 26. [ XCRI ]
  • 27. Course syllabus / curriculum
  • 28. (come on, UCAS, ffs...)
  • 29. Course Reading Lists
  • 30. [ Talis' Project Zephyr? ]
  • 31. Student Records
  • 32. [ HEAR ]
  • 33. Research Publications
  • 34. [ Eprints ]
  • 35. Just FEED ME...
  • 36. http://ouseful.info