Title:What Is Your Museum Good at and How Do You Build an API for It?
Authors:Richard Morgan
Publication:MW2009: Museums and the Web 2009

There has been an encouraging surge of interest in the museums sector in opening up museum data and building APIs on museum collections databases. However, a museum's collections are not the only and sometimes not even the most interesting service which a museum provides. Events, communities, shopping, learning and interpretation are all areas where museums have lively and engaging offerings. These areas typically have a Web presence, and therefore the possibility exists to build an API or make use of an existing API to open up that offering.Furthermore, as museum collections