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International Image Interoperability Framework: Sharing Images of Global Cultural Heritage

On May 5, 2016, the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community and the National Gallery of Art hosted a one-day symposium about the use of images in and across cultural heritage institutions. The event focused on how museums, galleries, libraries, and archives—any online image service—can take advantage of a powerful technical framework for interoperability between image repositories.

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Rachel Frick, director of business development, and Mark Matienzo, director of technology, Digital Public Library of America, discuss IIIF for cultural heritage aggregation, user experience, and future concerns. Frick and Matienzo spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Drew Winget, visualization engineer, and Stuart Snydman, associate director for digital strategy, Stanford University Libraries, present and demonstrate how the Mirador viewer is used to zoom, compare, annotate, and share imagesWignet and Snydman spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, collections data manager, and Edward Town, postdoctoral research associate, Yale Center for British Art, discuss digital strategy, the Yale Open Access Policy, data exchange protocols, image sharing, and comparison for research. Delmas-Glass and Town spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Jon Stroop, application development manager at Princeton University Library, discusses the IIIF image API, image zoom and panning, and clarifying syntax for users and developers. Stroop spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Franziska Frey, the Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian and head of preservation and digital imaging services at Harvard University, discusses IIIF and Mirador at Harvard, software development, and collaboration to share images of books, manuscripts, and other documentsFrey spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Rob Sanderson, information standards architect at Stanford University Libraries, discusses the IIIF presentation API, multiple object views, and the shared canvas model. Sanderson spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Alan Newman, chief of imaging and visual services at the National Gallery of Art, and Tom Cramer, chief technology strategist and associate director of digital library systems and services at Stanford University, define the origins and goals of the IIIF and the goals of this symposium. Newman and Cramer spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Tom Cramer, chief technology strategist and associate director of digital library systems and services at Stanford University, delivers closing remarks and answers questions at the IIIF symposium held on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Michael Appleby, associate director of academic software development at Yale University, discusses tagging, annotation, text discovery using computer vision algorithms, and the power of using APIs. Appleby spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Anna Naruta-Moya, archivist and project manager of the Indigenous Digital Archive, State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, presents on the Indigenous Digital Archive at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and discusses increasing accessibility of government documents regarding Native Americans. Naruta-Moya spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Tom Crane, technical director, and Ed Silverton, senior UI developer, Digirati Ltd., present and demonstrate the Wellcome Player and the Universal Viewer, view optimization for books and manuscripts, searching using auto-complete, and directionality. Crane and Silverton spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.

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Glen Robson, head of systems at the National Library of Wales, discusses using IIIF for geo-referencing, simplifying the sharing of images and content, and customized viewers. Robson spoke at the IIIF symposium on May 5, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art.