Well, thanks to @yokofakun (Pierre Lindenbaum) and #gepasi (Pedro Mendes) on twitter I found out about the announcement from the Public Library of Science (PLoS) yesterday that they have opened up a search application programming interface (API) to allow outside users better access to PLoS searching (see the PLoS blog: PLoS API). This is a great step for PLoS and should accelerate the ways that people access and search for content at PLoS. For more information see:
- Announcing the PLoS Search API – build innovative applications that accelerate science
- Fields in the PLoS Search engine
- some examples using the PLoS API
- PLoS API developers group
To use it you need to register for an PLoS API Key (I just got one, not that I will use it, but was just checking …).
Looking forward to seeing what people do with this.