Using APIs to Access Holdings from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
Wednesday October 31st
PCL Learning Lab 4
Using the Europeana Collection as an example, we will explore the basics of an Application Programming Interface, or API, some common uses you may already be familiar with, and how just one line of text and symbols allows you to access and gather information from cultural heritage institutions. Providing this way of interacting with collections has become more commonplace due to the greater exposure and discoverability that APIs provide. This tool has also gained traction among people in the Humanities interested in a more targeted way of accessing materials than what a search function can provide. The goal of the workshop is to provide you with enough information to start exploring APIs from other collections.