Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – November 2010
NLM Launches Application Programming Interface Web Page
Format: Web Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM has released a new Web page with a list of all current Application Programming Interfaces (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. This new resource supports the Administration's interest in promoting computer and mobile applications development using government data resources accessible via APIs.
You can visit the NLM API page at www.nlm.nih.gov/api. Your comments and recommendations for further API development are welcome at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm.