DevConnect 2022: Wrapping OCLC APIs with Node.js webservices
Larry Deck of Concordia University Library will discuss how to make such webservice wrappers with Node.js, using asynchronous calls to OCLC APIs, and caching results locally to speed up repeated queries and avoid abusing OCLC services.
Featured presenter: Larry Deck, Concordia University Library
Authentication for OCLC APIs is simpler than it used to be, but it’s still pretty complicated. One way to make APIs more accessible outside the Systems Office is to “wrap” one or more APIs in your own webservice and let staff (and other apps) make requests to that instead. We will discuss how to make such webservice wrappers with Node.js, using asynchronous calls to OCLC APIs, and caching results locally to speed up repeated queries and avoid abusing OCLC services.
This virtual event will be recorded and posted in the OCLC APIs Community. All registrants will be sent a link to the recording after the event.
This session is part of DevConnect 2022, an annual OCLC program in which OCLC and library staff share API and technology insights with the library community.
07 Juni 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
This webinar recording is available to members of the OCLC APIs Community. To view the recording, you’ll need to sign into the OCLC Community Center with your credentials. If you don’t know your Community Center credentials, reference the OCLC Support website or contact OCLC Support. If you don’t have Community Center credentials, you may request them here.