Tag Archive | Library of Congress

Chronicling America surpasses 10 million pages!

The University of Maryland Libraries joins the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities in celebrating a major milestone for Chronicling America, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers. The Library of Congress announced on October 7 that more than 10 million pages have been posted to the site. This number […]

A Brief Introduction to APIs

These are the notes accompanying a presentation to the UMD Libraries Emerging Technologies Discussion Group on April 22, 2014. The Wikipedia definition for API, or Application Programming Interface, is In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other. This is a very broad definition but does […]