What’s it All About?December 4th, 2008 — Marieke Guy
The ‘Good APIs’ project aims to provide JISC and the sector with information and advice on the factors that encourage use of machine interfaces, based on existing practice.
Its main objectives are:
- to define a set of criteria to use when selecting instances of the effective use of third party machine interfaces by the HE community
- to identify instances of the effective use of third party machine interfaces, and document them
- by reference to the above, to draw general lessons with respect to good practice making services and data available via machine interfaces, in particular reviewing how developers within the HE sector are using APIs offered by both commercial sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and non-commercial sites such as SherpaRoMEO.
The project will run from 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
If you have a question, suggestion or comment about the project please get in touch.