Introduction to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Date: October 5, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 EST
Speakers: Michael Bragg, Rob Pritchett, and Deron Morgan from Clarivate
APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, don’t have to be unapproachable for the data-minded librarian. Utilizing Web of Science API tools to demonstrate, Clarivate trainers will lead an information packed session that will cover the following:
- What are APIs?
- API use cases (data integration based and project based)
- How to use Web of Science (WoS) APIs
- API licenses available to clients
- A review of Postman IDE for API calls (live example)
- A demo of Web of Science’s technical API toolkits, including WoS Expanded API Excel Converter tool
This session is intended to provide an introduction to APIs as well as suggest practical methods to get started using APIs. Clarivate will walk through example API use cases for Clarivate platform data calls and perform technical demonstrations using Postman API client, Python clients, and a WoS API data parser/converter toolkit. If you don’t know what an API is or don’t know how to utilize it for library databases, then this is the webinar for you!
Making better decisions with Clarivate data: Web of Science APIs
At Clarivate, we operate at the heart of the innovation lifecycle, providing the actionable information and insights our customers need to make critical decisions with speed and certainty. Our industry-leading solutions are built on a foundation of globally trusted content, advanced data science capabilities and deep domain expertise. In particular, the Web of Science (WoS) is a trusted source for publication and citation metadata of scholarly works dating back to 1900. The multidisciplinary database covers all areas of science, as well as social sciences, and the arts and humanities. WoS is comprised of works published in over 20,000 journals, as well as books and conferences. The Web of Science RESTful APIs make the trusted WoS dataset easily available for data integrations, research projects, and analytics, providing users a great way to reuse the data in all facets of their industry.
About the Speakers
Deron Morgan is a Solutions Consultant at Clarivate, working with Academic, Life Sciences, Non-profit and Corporate customers. He has a background in analytical and creative consulting with a focus on literature mining, open science, improved workflows, multi-dimensional research profiles, and institutional benchmarking. Deron has a keen curiosity in learning "how things work" to help customers solve their most critical problems.
Rob Pritchett has worked for Clarivate and its former entities for more than 20 years. Rob started his career with BIOSIS, where he was an indexer and trainer for new hires. After the acquisition of BIOSIS by Thomson Scientific, he joined the product team, working on usage reporting, APIs, content enhancements, and data products. He moved into the global sales support and customer success group, managing a team of sales engineers. Rob currently holds a solutions consultant role, supporting APIs, data, and professional services globally.
Michael Bragg is a Manager for Academic Institutes in North America. Michael started with the company in 2007 and has been collaborating with Academic institutions across the US and Canada to support a variety of education, research, and assessment initiatives that require a comprehensive understanding of the global research landscape.