NLM® Launches Application Programming Interface (API) Web Page
On September 17, 2010, NLM released a new API Web page in support of the Administration's interest in promoting computer and mobile applications development using government data resources accessible via APIs. An API is a set of routines that an application uses to request and carry out lower-level services performed by a computer's operating system.
The NLM API page provides:
- a consolidated list and descriptions of NLM systems and databases that currently have API access to data
- links to supporting documentation
- links to the respective Web application interface, if applicable
The NLM API page is also available from the NLM Databases & Electronic Resources page which provides links and short descriptions to dozens of health and science related resources maintained by the NLM.
Please send your comments and recommendations for further API development to Contact NLM.
NLM® Launches Application Programming Interface (API) Web Page. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e6.