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And that, my friends, is the Personal API

A couple of days ago the Programmable Web wrote an article about the work BYU is doing to give students more control over their data. The idea undergirding this is the concept of a personal API, what exactly that means remains … Continue reading

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Personal APIs and Academic Libraries

Roger Schonfeld’s “Improving Privacy by Rethinking Architecture” post on The Scholarly Kitchen blog does an excellent job of exploring the question of privacy and third-party data collection for researchers and academic libraries: By having comparatively little user activity data on their own … Continue reading

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Domains as Ground Zero for the Struggle over Agency

I was really pleased with Marguerite McNeal‘s article in edSurge on Brigham Young University’s Personal API experiment. It can be hard to explain (at least for me), but she does an excellent job providing an accessible frame for the project by … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Community at BYU with Known

We’ve been really lucky at Reclaim Hosting over the last year two years to have had the good fortune of working with the good folks at Emory University, University of Oklahoma, CSU Channel Islands, and Davidson College. These four schools have believed … Continue reading

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A Domain Admin Dashboard with APIs

In my last post I tried to capture the work Tim and I did at BYU last week figuring out how an API-driven community site might work. The post is heavily narrative and as much notes for us and BYU as … Continue reading

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Initial Notes on an API-Driven Community Site for BYU

Last week Tim and I travelled to Brigham Young University to continue conversations started in June around how BYU’s University API initiative, Domain of One’s Own, and an emerging vision of personal APIs might converge. We spent the first part of … Continue reading

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A University API

As I mentioned in my last post, the Chief Information Architect (Phil Windley) and CIO (Kelly Flannagan) of Brigham Young University visited UMW last week to learn more about the Domain of One’s Own project we’ve been running for the last … Continue reading

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