The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is an international community of cultural heritage institutions with the core goal of enabling richer access to the world’s images. In short, IIIF prevents every institution from having to solve the same problems when it comes to creating an optimal experience for scholars and the general public.
This mini-workshop will teach you how to get started with the IIIF tools, standards, and community. We’ll cover a wide range of topics through concrete examples and interactive demonstrations.
What you’ll do:
Starting with a basic conceptual overview of IIIF and its benefits, we'll look at what content can be enhanced with IIIF and where you can find and interact with existing content.
Following that, we'll walk through exercises on how to expose image content through an IIIF-enabled image server, and explore the many server options and production concerns.
We will experiment with a variety of viewing options like OpenSeadragon, for basic image viewing and deep zoom. We will then generate our own manifests and explore both Mirador and the Universal Viewer which offer your users more advanced features for interacting with structured collections of images, such as digitized books, conservation photography collections, and archival document structures.
- We will wrap up with some exercises that demonstrate how to create custom IIIF-aware web apps and viewers using community-developed IIIF libraries (such as Manifesto) along with your favorite front-end frameworks such as React, Vue, or Svelte.