Jason Paul Michel currently serves as the User Experience (UX) Librarian at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received his MSLIS from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Michel's work centers around usability, emerging technologies, UX and web design, and instruction. He has engineered various API-driven projects and has presented on these at several national library conferences. He is author of Web Service APIs and Libraries (ALA Editions, 2012) and was named a 2013 "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal.
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- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- Uses real-world examples to show how APIs can be used to promote library materials and events, visualize data, educate patrons, and mobilize library services
- Demonstrates how to create and manage widgets for photo galleries, instant reporting on computer/printer availability, featured book titles and book reviews from library users, tracking usage data, and many other library functions
- Includes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google Charts, OCLC, WordPress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi Trust
- Provides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plans
"An excellent hands-on guide … Michel is a concise writer who never talks down to the reader, but instead maintains a comfortable assumption that you are eager to learn and have your hands on the keyboard."