The International Image Interoperability Framework (http://iiif.io) has set the dates for its next major event, to be held in New York City May 10-13 (see http://iiif.io/event/2016/newyork/ for details). Many in the C4L community are contemplating, working on or have worked on IIIF implementations, and this event will include technical sessions oriented towards the developer community (in addition to more general sessions for newcomers). The detailed agenda for the week is still in development, and we’ll send a follow-up message soon. Generally speaking the agenda is:
Tuesday, May 10
IIIF & Its Benefits
Overview, demonstrations & outreach event, giving an introduction to IIIF and showcasing the advantages of participating.
Intended Audience: Prospective & beginning IIIF adopters; leaders, curators, technologists, researchers from museums, galleries, libraries, archives, or industry who are interested in distributed and interoperable access to images on the web.
Location: MoMA<https://goo.gl/maps/9wFHb2ZzVE72>. Capacity: 400.
Wednesday, May 11
1st Ever IIIF Conference
Papers, panels & lightning talks from practitioners across the IIIF community sharing their latest developments and shaping future work.
Intended Participants: Beginning to Expert IIIF practitioners (institutions, software developers, funding agencies, interested individuals et al.)
Location: New York Academy of Medicine<https://goo.gl/maps/ffTbs7UmjN42>. Capacity: 200
Thursday & Friday, May 12-13
IIIF Working Groups & Unconference
Parallel tracks for IIIF unconference activity (spontaneous collaborations and working sessions), as well as working time for IIIF Interest & Working Groups (e.g. Manuscripts, Museums, Newspapers, software platforms, etc.)
Intended Participants: Any IIIF practitioners interested in collaborative action, as well as members and prospective members of IIIF interest and working groups.
Location: New York Academy of Medicine<https://goo.gl/maps/ffTbs7UmjN42>. Capacity: 120
Again, follow http://iiif.io/event/2016/newyork/ for details and sign up now for both the MOMA event (http://iiif-advantages-nyc.eventbrite.com/) and conference (http://iiif-conference-nyc.eventbrite.com/). We hope to see you there!
- Stu Snydman
Associate Director for Digital Strategy
Stanford University Libraries