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Web APIs: An Introduction to finding and using Application Programming Interfaces to directly access web data.

Web APIs: An Introduction to finding and using Application Programming Interfaces to directly access web data.

If you’ve ever wished you could easily access large amounts of the data from websites, the good news is that many government agencies, news outlets, and companies have set up public Web APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to allow people to do exactly that. Web APIs essentially allow you to reach “behind” the organization’s website and access data much more directly. This workshop will be a basic introduction to Web APIs, including examples and pointers to additional resources. We will also cover a basic approach to dealing with JSTOR formatted data, as that’s one of the common ways that data is returned from API requests.


Location: Du Bois Library, Calipari Room (Lower Level)

Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Calipari Room

Event Organizer

Eric Bloomquist
UMass Amherst Libraries