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Libraries Workshop Series: Web APIs: An Introduction

Event Details

March 10, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: Calipari

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Eric Bloomquist
413-577-4160

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.

Audience: Advanced undergraduates, Graduate students, Faculty, Staff