December 21, 2014

OverDrive API Usage Indicates Growth of Ebook Checkouts via OPAC

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OverDrive is currently processing 350 million API server calls per month, and has supported 1.3 million checkouts via APIs to date in 2014, according to internal data given to LJ. API use has also risen steadily each quarter, with almost 233,000 checkouts during the first three months of the year, more than 529,000 in Q2, an estimated 692,000 in Q3, and a projection of at least 1 million during the final three months of the year.

NYPL Releases Digital Collections API to the Public

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In a move that will allow independent software developers to write programs accessing over one million digital objects and records, the New York Public Library this week released an Application Programming Interface (API) that facilitates connection to the NYPL Digital Gallery.

With SirsiDynix Announcements, ILS Vendors Move Closer to Ebook Integration

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With a flurry of partnership announcements pending before ALA Midwinter in Seattle, SirsiDynix is within weeks of the official launch of eResource Central (eRC).The electronic resource management system promises to make ebooks and other digital content from multiple vendors seamlessly available through its Symphony and Horizon ILS systems via the SirsiDynix Enterprise and Portfolio discovery tools.

Polaris Developer Network Launched

Library automation company Polaris Library Systems officially launched its Polaris Developer Network this week, a website with documentation, downloads, and forums aimed primarily at providing outside library software developers with testing tools and the information needed to build their own web or mobile applications using the Polaris integrated library system’s (ILS) open application programming interface (API).