Flexible API STandard for E-content NISO (FASTEN) Working Group
This NISO Working Group is modernizing library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful Web service APIs and standard mobile application intent calls, using the Queens Library API Requirements as a proposed initial draft to establish community, vendor, and developer needs in transmitting library-related information related to serving licensed electronic content such as login/authentication, account information, availability, item status, item check-out, audio/video/online recording streaming, patron registration with vendor, etc.
The Working Group will also create a foundation API tool set that the library industry can build on to fulfill an array of user and library needs, including quicker response times, flexible item discovery and delivery options, improved resource availability, more seamless integration of electronic and physical resources, plus better tracking and reporting, etc.
Working Group Members:
Approved by the NISO Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee February 9, 2017
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