Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Opening Image-based Collections with IIIF
Ben W. Brumfield, Elizabeth M. Gushee, Benjamin Albritton

Last modified: 2017-03-22


This panel will explore the International Image Interoperability Framework ("triple-I F"), a rapidly-growing suite of standards for digitized content.  Three panelists will present on their experience, challenges, and hopes for IIIF adoption, followed by a robust discussion and Q&A.

How can medievalists at Fordham University translate manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France using tools hosted in Oxford and Austin, without uploading files from server to server?  Ben Brumfield will introduce the IIIF standards and the ecosystem of tools connecting researchers with worldwide collections.

In December 2015, the Harry Ransom Center was awarded a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from CLIR to create an online archive of the writer Gabriel García Márquez's papers.  One of the project’s deliverables is the implementation of the Mirador Image Viewer.  Liz Gushee will explain how the Center’s project team worked with members of the IIIF community to integrate CONTENTdm collections with Mirador, tested and customized the image interface, and provided training on Mirador to reading room staff and patrons.

Undergraduates at Stanford are transcribing manuscripts using IIIF-enabled tools like Mirador, T-Pen and FromThePage in the Spring of 2017.  Ben Albritton will describe the the virtuous circle of scholarship created when IIIF-available resources allow students to enhance those resources for further scholarship.


iiif; digital libraries; special collections