One Publisher, Many Platforms / APIs: Crossing the Boundaries of Distance, Hardware, and Technology

Lauren Makholm, Joseph Mohan and James S. Vitale. The department of publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago has embarked on various digital publishing initiatives. Some of have been internal experiments while others have been large ambitions such as our online scholarly catalogues. During this presentation, we will discuss our various experiences with multiple established platforms such as iAuthor, Mag+, and Adobe DPS as well as custom web-based applications such as the OSCI-Toolkit. APIs, more formally known as Application Programming Interfaces. We hear this expression all the time, but what are they? When do they matter? Why do we need them? How should we use them? This presentation will provide a candid, informational discussion that addresses all of these questions using timely and relevant examples. Thursday November 5, 2015 1:15pm - - 2:15pm Nokomis MCN 2015 Media Sponsor: MCN 2015 Lead Conference Sponsor: