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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 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
PRESENTATION: Using IIIF to build interoperability between the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the British Library: the Polonsky project (Room 2) FILLING

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The Polonsky project is a 3 year project funded by the Polonsky foundation to digitize 800 early medieval manuscripts from the BnF and the BL collections, 400 from each institution. The whole collection will be presented online, using the IIIF protocol. The BnF intends to build a IIIF-compliant website based on the "Gallica Marque-Blanche" service (Gallica White Label or Gallica Vanilla). Gallica White Label is a fully customizable digital library service designed to build a digital library with the partner's branding (in this case the project's branding) based on Gallica's infrastructure. Using the IIIF API, the Gallica White Label service will evolve in order to display images remotely available via IIIF. This is a new feature for Gallica White Label: currently, image files from Gallica’s partners have to be uploaded onto the BnF’s servers. This new feature will allow BnF to display the BL’s images in the Polonsky IIIF website without any transfer of digital files, but also to extend this feature to other partners of Gallica and Gallica White Label in the future. We foresee different technical issues regarding this project. In particular, regarding metadata harvesting, some facilities provided by the OAI-PMH protocol such as incremental harvesting are not (yet?) supported by the IIIF presentation API. The Polonsky IIIF implementation may have to rely on a combination of different protocols for sharing metadata and displaying the data.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma