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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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Wednesday, June 7 • 11:40am - 11:47am
LIGHTNING TALK: National Library of Scotland’s deployment of IIIF

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As Scotland’s largest library, the National Library of Scotland has an ambitious strategy to hold one third of our 25-million-item-strong collection in digital format by our centenary in 2025. Central to the achievement of this goal is the deployment of platforms that enable the ready display, use, and reuse of digital surrogates of a complex range of content, including multi-page book items, artworks, maps, manuscripts, archives, and ephemera. Our current digitised collection numbers just under 500,000 items, of which 180,000 are map images, while to achieve our objectives we plan to produce a further 2 million digital items over the next eight years. The functionality and interoperability of IIIF is key to the delivery of our digital collections and the online communication of our unique Scottish collection of digitised maps, books, manuscripts, and other objects. In our lightning talk we will outline how we have used IIIF to present our digitised maps, a service that is widely acknowledged as being at the forefront of mapping initiatives in the cultural heritage sector, used tools such as IIIF drag-and-drop, and our plans to make greater use of IIIF.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:40am - 11:47am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

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