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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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Friday, June 9 • 10:00am - 10:30am
PRESENTATION: Mirador @ KU Leuven (Belgium) (Room 5)

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In 2015 LIBIS[1] first implemented the Mirador viewer in the framework of the Integrated Database for Early Music (IDEM) project. This infrastructure project in collaboration with the Alamire Foundation, an international centre for the study of music in the Low Countries, had the ambition to provide high quality access to the collections of polyphonic music manuscripts they had digitised at libraries such as the British Library and the Bibliotheca Vaticana. Their specific requirements concerning the high quality visualisation of the digital representations stored in our long-term preservation environment Rosetta, soon led us to the selection of IIIF and Mirador. With the release of IDEM, the full potential of Mirador and IIIF suddenly became clear to other research groups and library personnel. Soon after, the Lectio research group went live with their digital research platform, providing access to a largely unstudied collection of handwritten lecture notes of the ancient University of Louvain (1425-1797) with Mirador. More recently, the Codex Eyckensis, an 8th-century Gospel Book from the treasury of Saint Catherine’s church in Maaseik, was added to the list of resources and the imaging lab of the university library is eager to make full use of the potential of Mirador. With the increasing number of requests to use Mirador for research and digital collection showcases, it is important to keep investing in the infrastructure to ensure speed, quality and innovation. On the LIBIS roadmap for 2017, several new functionalities to improve user experiences (i.a. proper implementation of the manifest URLs), as well as to facilitate research (i.a. annotation function) will be added to the Mirador viewer. New collaborative projects with humanities researchers and the library will continue to define the development roadmap and finance the enhancements. Even though there are still many organisational and technical challenges to overcome, offering high end visualisation tools in combination with long term preservation service seems to be a winning combination. More info: http://libisplus.be/libisplus/mirador-iiif-en [1] LIBIS is a service provider of digital information solutions at the University of Leuven and a division of Leuven Research and Development (LRD) as well as a part of the University Library.


Friday June 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

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