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JISC Good APIs Project


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A brief presentation on the JISC Good APIs project

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JISC Good APIs Project

  1. 1. UKOLN is supported by: JISC Good APIs Project Marieke Guy, UKOLN CETIS Conference 26 th November 2008
  2. 2. What’s it All About? <ul><li>The ‘Good APIs’ project aims to provide JISC and </li></ul><ul><li>the sector with information and advice on the factors </li></ul><ul><li>that encourage use of machine interfaces, based on </li></ul><ul><li>existing practice . </li></ul>
  3. 3. When, Where, Who? <ul><li>October 2008 – March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>All around the UK HE/FE sector </li></ul><ul><li>UKOLN: me (a non-technical person) with support from Brian Kelly </li></ul><ul><li>… with hopefully (lots of) input from the HE/FE community </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using APIs <ul><li>We’d like to: </li></ul><ul><li>Define a set of criteria to use when selecting third party machine interfaces for use </li></ul><ul><li>Identify instances of effective use of third party machine interfaces and document e.g. use of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-commercial sites such as SherpaRoMEO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draw general lessons </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making APIs available <ul><li>We’d like to: </li></ul><ul><li>Define good practice when making services available using APIs </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a report reviewing current practice in UK HE – chatting to developers, conducting a survey etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recommendations that would help improve the situation </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Will You Get Out Of It? <ul><li>Guidelines and recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing papers and articles </li></ul><ul><li>A workshop </li></ul><ul><li>A easy way to pass on suggestions to JISC for future plans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions?