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: Mapping the Conversation Within and Between Books (Room 5) FILLING

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Books have a rich referential structure whose expression is obscured by their physical medium. Authors repeatedly invoke prior examples and conclusions within a long work, and also refer to passages from other works and other authors, often implicitly. For the first time, IIIF has made a vast corpus of book content and structural data available in an interoperable way, so that we can render the graphical nature of these referential structures visible and tangible to users through annotation. Whereas traditional edition and typesetting developed apparatuses such as indices, biographies, tables of contents, and footnotes to map nonlinear thought onto a static medium, with IIIF we can realise a more fluent interface to the complex thought structures found in books. Our presentation demonstrates 3 novel interactions which use IIIF, Web Annotation, Mirador and the Internet Archive's digital collection to surface the Great Conversation hidden within and between books.

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Mek Karpeles

Software Engineer, Internet Archive/Open Library
(@mekarpeles on GitHub) is a software engineer and citizen of the world dedicated to curating a living map of the universe's knowledge. His philosophies on open access and semantic knowledge systems can be explored at https://michaelkarpeles.com.  

Thursday June 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm CEST
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma