Were you in Vancouver, and caught some of the excitement about
IIIF? Or are you intrigued by the notion of cutting edge image features and resources? Either way, you are warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the
International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/)
and Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing
the power and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.
The day will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total cost and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously improving end user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features. It will also highlight how to participate in this growing movement to take advantage of the common framework. This event will be valuable for organizational decision makers, repository and collection managers, software engineers; for cultural heritage or STEM (science / technology / engineering / medicine) institutions; or for anyone engaged with image-based resources on the Web.
The event will be held at the beautiful Ghent Opera House on Tuesday December 8th, 2015. There is no cost to attend, but please register on EventBrite: http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/
A detailed program and further logistical information is available at:
There will be many opportunities for discussion, questions
and networking throughout the day with new and existing partners including
national libraries, top tier research institutions, commercial providers and major aggregators. Participation is also encouraged in the following related, co-located events happening the same week:
Technical WorkshopThis pre-event workshop will allow attendees who want to implement IIIF locally (in either their repository or application) to work with technical experts and existing implementers. The structure will be an informal “hack-a-thon”, with a chance to ask specific questions on the APIs, their use and their implementation.Time: Monday 7th, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
IIIF Community RoundtableThis event will start with a community round-table of ongoing efforts and progress in the IIIF space, including both demos and reports. The community will also assess existing priorities and progress towards them, and affirm future work for the coming 12 months. In the afternoon discuss the proposed technical changes for the specifications towards ratification of the next versions of the APIs.Time: Wednesday 9th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mirador Contributors GroupMirador is one of the most fully featured IIIF clients, with support for both the Image and Presentation APIs and a comprehensive set of features. This technical meeting is to discuss the current priorities towards a roadmap of efforts, possible improvements to the codebase, and processes for community ownership and development of the product.Time: Thursday 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Newspaper Interest GroupThe Newspaper Interest Group will is being convened to discuss and provide support for adoption of the IIIF APIs within the vibrant digital and digitized newspaper domain. All around the world, newspaper content is being digitized and made available, and we see IIIF as a technical cornerstone to ensure broad adoption, access and reuse of the content. The meeting will set goals and deliverables to align European and North American efforts in this space.Time: Thursday 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Universal Viewer & Manifesto Interest GroupThe Universal Viewer (UV) is a user-friendly viewer in use at a number of national and research libraries. It features beta implementations of the IIIF Auth and Search specifications as well as support for audio, video and other formats. It is now built using Manifesto, a Presentation API client library that can be used as the engine in other viewers and servers. This meeting is for both contributors and interested newcomers.Time: Friday 11th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
UnconferenceAdditional IIIF work on implementations, specifications, use cases and requirements will take place outside of the working group structure on both Thursday and Friday.Time: Thursday 10th, 9:00 AM - 5 PM & Friday 11th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Please register now on EventBrite for the Tuesday, 8 December 2015 dissemination event, or for any of the attached working meetings happening Monday, 7 December - Friday, 11 December, and please join [log in to unmask] for announcements and discussion regarding the event.
We hope to see you there!
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