Flexible API STandard for E-content NISO
The draft FASTEN Recommended Practice pertains to the modernization of library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful web service application programming interfaces (APIs) and standard mobile application intent calls. In the interest of streamlining information transfer between vendor and library systems, the scope of the document touches on areas such as login/authentication, account information, availability, checkout, streaming options, and more. The objective of FASTEN is to support the ability of libraries to offer their digital content in one easy-to-use, integrated, and comprehensive platform that can be accessed and operated by the devices most commonly used by library patrons.
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