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  1. RESTful API

    Allow requests for simple return of list, section and item titles and urls via json.

    Intended to allow finer grain integration with VLE similar to that demoed by Sussex, but without relying on web scraping:

    http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/elearningteam/2013/12/10/integrating-reading-lists-talis-aspire/

    This would get the reading list content out of an iframe and into the html of the page, and allow the VLE theme to take consistent control of the display of the reading list material.

    Also allows for innovation by the VLE maintainers with relation to the adding and viewing of reading lists.

    Acknowledge potential issues with metrics capture Aspire side, but highly value…

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      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

      Our immediate integration focus is on creating standard integrations via LTI to enable embedding of list and list sections.

      Whilst RESTFUL APIs are something we would potentially like to explore, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

      Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

    • Extending the Bookmarking API to recognise Chapter Author

      Extending the Bookmarking API to recognise Chapter Author.

      Currently the Bookmarking API does not recognise Chapter Author, so that any author included in the API is considered to be the Book Author.
      It would be useful if a Chapter author could be included which would appear in the Chapter part of the record and therefore also be displayed on the full list.

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        under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        this idea remains under review as we are about to start investigating and prioritising API use cases

      • Extend ISBN API

        Two extensions to the ISBN look-up API would significantly extend its utility -

        1. For each matching list return the numeric value of the priority status of the item (1, 2, 3)

        -- It would be very useful to be able to display importance alongside occurence

        2. Support 'OR' requests (allowing multiple ISBNs to be added to a single call)

        -- With a JSON [or other] string for each ISBN match

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        • Alternative authentication schemes for APIs

          We would like to be able to directly access reports and other authenticated data from scripts without the need to web-scrape through the login process protecting them.

          It would be good if the existing APIs implemented an API-key style scheme, e.g. accepting a header "Authorization: api_key <customer-api-key>" with each request.

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          • Add section information to the CSV output of the linked data API

            It would be nice to add two new columns to the CSV output for the linked data API. These two new columns would contain information about the section the item is in and the parent section. This information would be enough to construct the section information from the CSV call and help to surface content in other systems (the VLE for example).

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