Introduction to APIs
This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.
- Jenna Mlynaryk, Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
- David Kwasny, Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
What is an API (application programming interface), and how can an API serve your research or programming needs? Through a combination of lecture, guided activities and hands-on practice, this introductory workshop will explore APIs as a powerful tool for requesting and utilizing data. In this two-hour session, we will cover how to identify an API, common API uses, how to determine whether an API is right for your research, and where to locate APIs through University of Toronto Libraries and public resources. We will also model a sample API request.
No prior knowledge about programming or APIs is necessary to attend.