IIIF Workshop: The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it?

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 9:30am to Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Boston Library Consortium is pleased to announce a two-day IIIF Workshop on November 5th and 6th.  The workshop: The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it? - will be hosted at Northeastern University’s Snell Library, room 421. This workshop is open to librarians and cultural heritage practitioners from BLC member institutions. 


Space is limited, please register here.


Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Digital images are a container for much of the information content in the web-based delivery of images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and archival materials. Yet much of the Internet’s image-based resources are locked up in silos, with access restricted to bespoke, locally built applications. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of shared application programming interface (API) specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. The IIIF is comprised of and driven by a community of libraries, museums, archives, software companies, and other organizations working together to create, test, refine, implement and promote the IIIF specifications. This workshop will provide a clear and thorough understanding of what IIIF is, how it works, and how it can be applied to enhance image access and resource sharing.

“The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it?” workshop will be taught by Ben Brumfield and Sara Carlstead Brumfield of Brumfield Labs.  Ben and Sara have been working with IIIF for years, participating and presenting in IIIF groups on discovery and manuscripts, and leading workshops for museums and libraries. Their technical projects include building IIIF support into FromThePage, a manuscript transcription software and developing Pontiiif, an IIIF manifest search engine. 

A detailed agenda is forthcoming, please contact Patrick Yott (p.yott@northeastern.edu), Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and Services, Northeastern University Libraries with any questions.


Please bring a laptop with a browser that supports HTML 5 (see https://html5test.com/results/desktop.html for the latest browser versions).  The latest version of Firefox and any of the recent versions of Chrome should be fine.