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Sample script to uploaded resources via the oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk API
#!/usr/bin/env python
############################
#
# bare bones script to upload a dict of resources to oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk
#
# http://oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk/api/
#
# Developer = james.outterside@newcastle.ac.uk
import urllib2
BASE_CONFIG = {'base_url':'http://oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk',
'api_key':'<<YOUR_API_KEY>>',
'api_username':'<<YOUR_API_USERNAME>>',
'api_format':'json',
'bookmark_path':'/api/v1/bookmark/'
}
def upload_resources():
sample_resources = [{'title':'Test title 1','description':'Test description','url':'http://oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk'},
{'title':'Test title 2','description':'Test description','url':'http://oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk'},
{'title':'Test title 3','description':'Test description','url':'http://oerbookmarking.ncl.ac.uk'},
]
for resource in sample_resources:
upload(resource)
def upload(resource_data):
"""
Upload a resource via the post API
resource_data must contain
title
description
url
Note there is no checking here to see if a resource already exists, oerbookmarking uses a unique key of title and username, so
if re-uploaded an error will be returned for all entries that already exist. In a more robust script it would be better to check
first. If a resource was to be updated the request would need to be a put and the resource_data would need to include the
oerbookmarking id.
"""
api_url = "%(base_url)s%(bookmark_path)s?api_key=%(api_key)s&username=%(api_username)s" % BASE_CONFIG
resource_json = '{'\
'"title":"%(title)s",'\
'"description":"%(description)s",'\
'"url":"%(url)s"'\
'}' % resource_data
req = urllib2.Request(api_url, resource_json)
req.add_header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
req.get_method = lambda: 'POST'
try:
response = urllib2.urlopen(req)
print response.read()
print response.msg
print '* Posted %s' % resource_data['title']
except urllib2.HTTPError as he:
print "** HTTPError"
print "**",he.getcode()
print "**",he.read()
except urllib2.URLError as ue:
print "** URLError"
print "**",ue
if __name__ == '__main__':
upload_resources()
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