International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). Sharing High Resolution Images Across Institutional Boundaries

Date: 5 February 2018

Venue: R218 - Rodestraat 14 - 2000 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Short description: Lecture by Roxanne Wyns (KU Leuven) in the platform (DH)

IIIF or the International Image Interoperability Framework is a community-developed framework for sharing high-resolution images in an efficient and standardized way across institutional boundaries. Using an IIIF manifest URL, a researcher can pull image based resources and related contextual information such as the structure of a complex object or document, metadata and rights information into any IIIF compliant viewer such as the Mirador viewer. Simply put, a researcher can access high resolution images from the British Library and from the KU Leuven Libraries in a single viewer for research. This lecture will introduce IIIF and its concepts, highlight projects and viewers, and give an in-depth view of its current and future application options for DH research.

About the speaker
Roxanne Wyns studied History of Art and Archaeology at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Since 2009 she worked on several European projects, specialising in standards, multilingual thesaurus management, data interoperability and aggregation processes. At LIBIS – KU Leuven she supports KU Leuven and its partners in realizing their digital strategy. She is involved in several research infrastructure projects and supports the ‘Services for researchers’ in the framework of Research Data Management (RDM). Roxanne is actively involved in the IIIF community and is a member of the Dariah-EU Scientific Advisory Board.

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