Government Information: GPO Releases API For FederalRegister.gov (Formal Announcement)
The offices announced on Wednesday the addition of an Application Programming Interface for FederalRegister.gov, which enables information technology developers to create new applications with information published on the site.
“The API is an open data tool packaged in a light-weight, Web-friendly data transfer format that requires only a Web browser or client to begin development projects,” according to a press release. “This interface enables developers to tailor applications for sub-sets of agencies and particular documents, and to optimize resources for the mobile Web,” the release continued.
“We are excited to offer tools that will increase access and openness to all. This Application Programming Interface embodies our ongoing commitment to Open Government,” wrote Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register.
The API “is another example of GPO’s commitment to permanent public access as the digital information platform for the Federal Government,” added Public Printer Bill Boarman.
Direct to FederalRegister.gov Developers Page
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.