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NISO Training Program Launches in September 2017

Working with Scholarly Information Resource RESTful APIs



*NISO Training Program:*

 *Working with Scholarly Resource RESTful APIs*
<http://www.niso.org/news/events/2017/working_scholarly_restful_apis/>

*September 15 - Nov 3*



*Early Bird Registration Closes Midnight, September 4th*.



*Objective: *To provide consistency of training and a baseline of knowledge
across the information community for appropriate use of APIs using the HTTP
REST paradigm for scholarly resources across multiple information services
and systems.



*Who Might Benefit from This Training:*

   - Early career content professionals working in editorial/production
   environments of small to mid-size scholarly societies or similar publishing
   entities
   - Early or mid-career programmers and developers working in libraries or
   in academic institutions seeking to make use of APIs provided by
   organizations in the scholarly communications ecosystem
   - Mid-career managers or supervisors whose roles require them to be
   familiar with multiple information systems and platforms and the relevant
   APIs that support transfer of information between those systems



*Course Dates: *Consecutive Fridays, September 15 - November 3. Note: Each
consecutive Friday session will last for at least ninety minutes and some
may last two full hours.



*Time: *11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time Zone)



*Course Instructor: **Peter Murray is the Open Source Community Advocate at
Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise with expertise
in networked information retrieval and management based on open
standards. He received an MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of
Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University. Peter's current
activities include building relationships among libraries, organizations,
and service providers participating in the FOLIO open source library
service platform project. His other interests include the promoting the
awareness and integration of privacy-supporting tools into library
services, the application of JPEG 2000 for long-term access and
preservation of still and moving image content, distributed identity
management systems, and-with the moniker "The Disruptive Library Technology
Jester"-the rapid advancement of library services in a social web world.*



*Basic Student Requisites: *Those who plan to register for this training
should have:

* Familiarity with HTTP headers and status codes (404, etc.).

* Familiarity with JSON and XML data structures and an understanding of the
similarities between the two

* Familiarity with the "cURL" command is desirable, but not required.



The course will make use of the "Postman" (https://www.getpostman.com/apps)
application/plugin to explore HTTP requests and responses. Finished
exercises to be submitted to GitHub for purposes of evaluation by
instructor.



*Note:* The registration fee for this event allows a group to listen into
each lecture. However, only two exercises by individuals within that
organizational group may be submitted for review by the instructor.



*Course Outline (*For additional details, see the NISO event page
<http://www.niso.org/news/events/2017/working_scholarly_restful_apis/>.)



*Introduction, Friday, September 15, 2017*

Peter Murray, Index Data




*Friday, September 22, 2017*Geoffrey Bilder, Crossref




*Friday, September 29, 2017*Liz Krznarich, ORCID




*Friday, October 6, 2017*Peter Cooper, NLM/PubMed




*Friday, October 13, 2017*Doug Loynes, OCLC




*Friday, October 20, 2017*Ale de Vries, Scopus




*Friday, October 27, 2017*Researcher use of Text, Data Mining APIs;
Data-sharing APIs (Dataverse, OECD); Statistical databases (World Bank)




*Friday, November 3*Wrap-Up and Final Exercises



*Fees:*

*NISO Members (Voting and LSA): **Early bird registration: Register before
September 5th and pay a discounted rate of $750.00.* Register after
September 5th and pay $850.00.



Non-Members: Early bird registration: Register before September 5th and pay
a discounted rate of $825.00. Register after September 5th and pay $925.00.



*Registration*



To register for this training program, using a credit card, please use this
form <https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2029112>.



To register for this training program using other methods of payment,
please use this (PDF) form
<http://www.niso.org/news/events/2017/working_scholarly_restful_apis/2017_NISO_Training_Regform.pdf>
.



Please note that it is not possible to register for individual program
segments or lectures.



For additional details, see the NISO event page
<http://www.niso.org/news/events/2017/working_scholarly_restful_apis/>.



Need further information? Please contact us at:



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