CETIS conf - What I'd Like from JISC APIs

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CETIS conf - What I'd Like from JISC APIs

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

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