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The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference in The Vatican is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials. The conference will consist of two events with separate registration:

All proceedings will be in English. 

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Thursday, June 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
DISCUSSION: Connecting IIIF and Text (Room 2) FULL

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IIIF images from around the world have invited attention from textual scholars, raising the urgency of the question of how we describe and categorize the various kinds of textual data that can be related to a canvas. Even when restricting our concern to the transcription of an image and its textual content, there are several distinct types of data (such diplomatic transcriptions, critical transcriptions, and translations). Without a standard way to distinguish or categorize this content, IIIF viewers cannot be expected handle these distinct data appropriately. Thus, the community would benefit from best practices about how to categorize data (whether via layers or motivations) and an accepted enumerated list of motivation or layer types (diplomatic transcription, critical transcription, translation). With such standards established, viewers could be programmed to handle these various data types in appropriate ways. This meeting will begin with five 5-10 minute presentations on existing textual projects using IIIF, how those projects connect text to images, and the challenges and limitations of the IIIF standard those projects encountered.  Other projects making limited use of IIIF may explain their particular needs, and how they envisage IIIF fitting in their framework. A general discussion will follow, identifying recommendations to be made on the IIIF standard.  In addition, the group will recommend implementation for underutilized aspects of the presentation standards, focusing particularly on layers and annotation lists. This session is supported by: Walter J Ong, SJ Center for Digital Humanities at Saint Louis University (Tom Finan, director; Patrick Cuba, Lead Developer), Textual Communities, University of Saskatchewan (Peter Robinson), FromThePage, Brumfield Labs (Ben Brumfield, Sara Carlstead Brumfield, Partners), University College Dublin, (John B. Howard, University Librarian), Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive, Jeffrey C. Witt, Loyola University Maryland

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uid6kAJrw4eJRk90x5cV93ZgrlHRi0fBSz7eZIXn0D0/edit?usp=sharing
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Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

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