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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. Registration info and more: http://iiif.io/event/2017/vatican/ 
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Monday, June 5
 

9:30am

Pre-conference: Mirador meeting
Mirador Viewer community and technical group meeting.

Monday June 5, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

Monday June 5, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

Pre-conference: Universal Viewer meeting
Universal Viewer community and technical group meeting.

Monday June 5, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma
 
Tuesday, June 6
 

10:00am

Coffee and Registration
Tuesday June 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

Welcome, from the IIIF Community
Learn about the solutions that IIIF provides for digital image repositories, as well as improved functionality for end users working with digital images. This event will be valuable for organizational decision makers, repository and collection managers, software engineers; for cultural heritage or STEM (science / technology / engineering / medicine) institutions; or for anyone engaged with image-based resources on the Web. It is intended for people who have not been involved with IIIF in the past to quickly get up to speed and understand the community and its benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium


Tuesday June 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:05am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:05am

Welcome, from the Vatican Library
Tuesday June 6, 2017 11:05am - 11:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:15am

Introduction to IIIF
Speakers
avatar for Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer

Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University
Hydra, Hydra-in-a-Box, Blacklight, Fedora, IIIF, Web Archiving, Linked Data, geospatial services, open source, community.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 11:15am - 11:40am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:40am

IIIF Image API and IIIF Presentation API: Enhanced Functionality and Benefits
This presentation will cover the basics of the IIIF Image API and the IIIF Presentation API, featuring the enhanced image viewing and manipulation functionlity that the APIs provide, as well as demos of IIIF functionality in action and related software.

The IIIF Image API allows for the interoperable transfer of image pixels, using REST HTTP protocols to request regions of an image, manipulate image size, rotation, quality, and format. Users benefit from enhanced interactivity with digital images, with the ability for deep zoom and pan, crop, cite, and share regions of an image, and compare images from different repositories using Mirador and drag and drop.

The IIIF Presentation API allows for interoperability including information about an object such as image sequence, as well as the image pixels. End users have the ability to create and edit manifests, reconstruct objects using multiple images, build exhibits and collections, and interact with multiple views of an object. Users can also annotate images. Repositories benefit with the ability to re-use images without creating additional derivatives.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University
avatar for Stuart Snydman

Stuart Snydman

Associate Director for Digital Strategy, Stanford University Libraries


Tuesday June 6, 2017 11:40am - 12:05pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:05pm

Annotation, Content Search, and IIIF Authentication
This presentation will cover examples of image annotation in IIIF, as well as the ability to search within annotations via the IIIF Content Search API, and protection of restricted image content through the IIIF Authentication API.

The IIIF Presentation API uses web annotations to convey additional information about images. Annotations can be text, other images, links to other resources, and other multi-media content. The IIIF Content Search API allows for searching within annotations. In addition, the IIIF Authentication API provides a mechanism for user authentication to view restricted images.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:30pm

Q&A
Question and Answer session.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Appleby

Michael Appleby

Head of IT, Yale Center for British Art

Tuesday June 6, 2017 12:30pm - 12:40pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:40pm

Lunch on Your Own

Tuesday June 6, 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

IIIF: A Global Community Network
IIIF connects both repositories and end users to a global community network of interoperable images and software. This presentation will explore the broad landscape of IIIF adoption, with a focus on the recently formed 

Europeana IIIF Task Force. 


Speakers
avatar for Claire Knowles

Claire Knowles

Library Digital Development Manager, University of Edinburgh


Tuesday June 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:15pm

IIIF Community Groups and Engagement

This presentation will provide an overview of the different community and technical groups in the IIIF community, with interest-based activities related to manuscripts, m

useums and art, newspapers and text, and software development. As needs arise from within the community, new technical specification groups have formed to address improved discovery of IIIF resources and extending the IIIF specifications to cover A/V materials.


Speakers
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium


Tuesday June 6, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

Implementation of IIIF at the Vatican Library: the state of the art and new challenges
This talk will report on two projects at the Vatican Library: In May 2016 the Vatican Libraries migrated their digitized manuscripts to a new system, powered by NTT Data, compliant with the standards of the IIIF;  In October 2016 a 3-year Mellon-funded project started activities, focused on IIIF annotations. Paola Manoni (the Vatican Library) and Hiroshi Sugino (NTT Data) will share their experience.

Speakers
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Hiroshi Sugino

Senior Manager, NTT DATA


Tuesday June 6, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:50pm

Panel: Benefits of Institutional Adoption
A panel of representatives from the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), the Yale Center for British Art, and Europeana discuss the benefits of institutional adoption of IIIF.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 2:50pm - 3:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:15pm

Discovery of IIIF Resources
With hundreds of thousands of IIIF images available on the web, the IIIF Discovery Technical Specification group is working to improve discovery aspects for finding and using IIIF resources. This talk will give an overview of the current IIIF discovery landscape and goals of the IIIF Discovery group.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:30pm

IIIF A/V and Beyond
This presentation will provide an overview of the current work and possibilities for interoperable Audio and/or Video materials via IIIF, as the IIIF A/V Technical Specification group works to extend the IIIF Presentation API to include a time dimension. In the future, the IIIF community will also be looking to incorporate 3D resources in IIIF. 


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:45pm

Fun and Games with Machine Processing and IIIF
This presentation will feature experimental work with machine processing and IIIF at the Harvard Art Museums, with a focus on how they use machine processing and computer vision services to kick start the process of generating IIIF regions and annotations. The lightning talk will feature a series of simple and fun demo applications that highlight creative uses of IIIF technology. The demos will be available on GitHub.


Tuesday June 6, 2017 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Q&A
Open discussion and Question and Answer (Q&A) plenary.

Moderators
Tuesday June 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:15pm

Break and Refreshments
Tuesday June 6, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:45pm

Further Exploration and Demos

This session will take place on the 4th floor of the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, where participants can go to different classrooms to learn more about various aspects of IIIF through discussion, demos, and Q&A.

  • Room 1 - IIIF APIs: Learn more about the technical details of the IIIF APIs (Image, Presentation, Content Search, and Authentication).

    • Session Leaders: Simeon Warner (Cornell), Jon Stroop (Princeton), and Tom Crane (Digirati)

  • Room 2 - IIIF and Content Types: Are you working with specific types of content at your institution? Find out how IIIF works with various content types, and learn how to get involved with content-based IIIF community groups.

    • Session Leaders:

      • Manuscripts: Benjamin Albritton (Stanford), Rachel Di Cresce (University of Toronto), and Laura Mitchell (University of Toronto)

      • Newspapers and Text: Karen Estlund (Pennsylvania State University) and Glen Robson (National Library of Wales)

      • Archival content: Mark Matienzo (Stanford)

  • Room 3 - Getting Started with IIIF: Learn the basics of how to get started with IIIF at your institution.

    • Session Leaders: Stuart Snydman (Stanford) and Jeffrey Witt (Loyola University Maryland)

  • Room 4 - Museums and Art: How does IIIF pertain to museum use cases and art studies? Learn about current IIIF implementations in the museums community, and get involved with the IIIF Museums Community Group.

    • Session Leaders: Michael Appleby (Yale Center for British Art), Cathryn Goodwin (Princeton University Art Museum), Jeff Steward (Harvard Art Museums)

  • Room 5 - Clients, Servers, and Software: As a software developer and/or technical implementer, find out the important details you will need to know about IIIF-compatible clients and servers, and get involved with the IIIF Software Developers Community Group.

    • Session Leaders: Rashmi Singhal (Harvard), Jack Reed (Stanford), Drew Winget (Stanford)

  • Room 6 - IIIF Consortium (IIIF-C) Membership and Community Engagement: Find out how to get involved with the IIIF community at large and/or join the IIIF Consortium.

    • Session Leaders: Sheila Rabun (IIIF-C) and Tom Cramer (Stanford, IIIF-C)

Tuesday June 6, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma
 
Wednesday, June 7
 

8:30am

Registration
Wednesday June 7, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

Welcome and State of the IIIF Universe
Speakers
avatar for Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer

Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University
Hydra, Hydra-in-a-Box, Blacklight, Fedora, IIIF, Web Archiving, Linked Data, geospatial services, open source, community.
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

9:35am

IIIF Museums Community Group Update
Speakers
avatar for Michael Appleby

Michael Appleby

Head of IT, Yale Center for British Art


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:35am - 9:40am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:40am

9:45am

IIIF Software Developers Community Group
Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:45am - 9:50am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:50am

Technical Specification Status Update

Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:50am - 10:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:15am

10:20am

IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group Update
Speakers
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Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:20am - 10:25am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:30am

Coffee Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

LIGHTNING TALK: IIIF-powered Discovery through generous interfaces (Sponsor - Digirati)
A quick look at how we’re using IIIF and W3C Annotations in our work for The Royal Society and the Indigenous Digital Archive to produce engaging, user-driven web sites. These projects have different visual appearances and show very different material. Our UX work has shown us how to drive these different experiences using the same underlying standards. We use the combination of tagging and IIIF-aware search to aggregate images and text by topic, providing multiple routes to discover the same content.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:07am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:08am

LIGHTNING TALK: Expanding CONTENTdm's Support for IIIF APIs (Sponsor - OCLC)

CONTENTdm is a leading digital repository system used by more than two thousand libraries. CONTENTdm added support for the Image API last year and is looking now at adding support for the Presentation API. This is an overview of the considerations that went into adding Image API support and the challenges involved in adding support for the Presentation API.


Speakers

Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:08am - 11:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:16am

LIGHTNING TALK: Panofsky Analysis for the Semantic Web (Sponsor - Synaptica)
Erwin Panofsky’s 1939 seminal work 'Studies in Iconology' describes a three-stage approach to the iconographic analysis of art images: natural – a description of the visual evidence; conventional – an interpretation of the symbols, allusions, topics and themes; and intrinsic – a wider analysis of the cultural and historical context. This lightning talk will demonstrate interactive learning applications that use semantic web technologies to model Panofsky’s analytical methodology. The talk will use examples from a number of specific pilot studies developed using the Linked Canvas software application, including studies by Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, and Wuhan University in China.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:16am - 11:23am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:24am

LIGHTNING TALK: The Europeana Task Force on IIIF
The Members Council of Europeana have requested to set up a Task Force which engages in the promotion and the further implementation of IIIF within Europeana. The purpose of the Task Force is to identify the current trends and tendencies towards the handling of the emerging IIIF technology on the part of the Europeana content providers. The Task Force will evaluate what are the necessary consequences for the Europeana Foundation of the results of this survey and give appropriate recommendations for future application of IIIF technologies within the Europeana ecosystem. To achieve this objective the Task Force members will:

a) survey the use of IIIF technologies on the part of the Europeana content providers
b) identify possible implementation problems and requirements on the part of Europeana stakeholders on the IIIF framework
c) make visible the first point of contact for partners who want to work with IIIF
d) identify who in the network is willing to be involved in future IIIF-related activities
e) discuss what role Europeana Foundation wants expert hubs and aggregators to play.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:24am - 11:31am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:32am

LIGHTNING TALK: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts - An Institutional IIIF Roadmap for Scholarly Research and Collaboration
At the May 2016 IIIF conference, Harvard presented on IIIF as an Enabler to Interoperability within a Single Institution. Since that time, Harvard has implemented a University-wide IIIF/Mirador Working Group that guides and coordinates IIIF/Mirador-related efforts across the University. Pulling together the interests of the Harvard Library, Academic Computing, HarvardX, the Harvard University Art Museums and faculty users, the working group has developed a multi-year roadmap for leveraging IIIF at Harvard, and for recommending investments in Mirador and IIIF development. Harvard has begun working on a scholarly workspace that would enable our users to organize their own images alongside IIIF images and digital objects from other universities, libraries, museums, and archives. In addition, this scholarly workspace would enable collaboration, such as through annotation, on these resources between colleagues, faculty and students, etc. This lightning talk will present Harvard’s roadmap and demonstrate the value of coordinating IIIF plans to optimize impact for scholarly stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University
avatar for Randy Stern

Randy Stern

Director, Systems Development, Harvard University, Library Technology Services


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:32am - 11:39am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:40am

LIGHTNING TALK: National Library of Scotland’s deployment of IIIF
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

11:48am

LIGHTNING TALK: IIIF To Go
This talk will briefly explore the University of Toronto’s idea for “IIIF To Go”, a product designed to lower the technical barrier to entry for non-IIIF institutions of all sizes. It will explore the defining elements to be included as well as software recommendations to support low-barrier wide adoption of IIIF, sample IIIF-compliant content and the basic IIIF recipe-style activities most helpful in guiding new adopters to an understanding of its capabilities. Our work is informed by consultation with IIIF community members as well as use cases drawn from surveys and interviews with both adopters and non-adopters of IIIF technology.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:48am - 11:55am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:56am

LIGHTNING TALK: Dipping Museum Toes into IIIF

Museum use cases for IIIF are increasingly relevant as more museums are making digital images available online. This lightning talk will give an overview of use cases from the Art Institute of Chicago, including image integration with scholarly publications and conservation research using the Mirador Viewer, internal management systems requiring the IIIF Authentication API, and representing image sequences in non-paginated arrangements, such as 360° rotation viewers.


Speakers

Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:56am - 12:03pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:04pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Discovery and Use of Images in the Biblissima Portal: Providing Access to Medieval and Renaissance Books via IIIF
Biblissima — Bibliotheca bibliothecarum novissima — is a French digital humanities project which aims to create a federated access point for over 40 digital scientific resources about medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books. The Biblissima portal brings together data from various databases and digital editions, alongside a large number of digital facsimiles from different image repositories. This talk will give a live demo of the latest version of the portal (the first version is expected to be released in March 2017), with the aim of showing how it leverages IIIF to provide users a better viewing experience relying on a customized Mirador workspace (with session storage and permalink system). It will also demonstrate how the portal acts as a major discovery environment for IIIF manifests of manuscripts and early printed books in Europe and beyond. To conclude, it will outline future plans for the development of the portal.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:04pm - 12:11pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:12pm

LIGHTNING TALK: “Simple Access to Cultural Heritage Assets” (SACHA)
The project “Simple Access to Cultural Heritage Assets” (SACHA) is a cooperation project between the Austrian National Library and the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a contribution to the European digital infrastructure for the arts and humanities DARIAH. The aim of SACHA is to improve access to culturally relevant data, such as the digitized historical book collection of the Austrian National Library for scientific use. This corpus contains about 450.000 items and is still increasing. SACHA provides an implemented IIIF Interface allowing both human users and automated tools to access the digitized material. Source images in JPEG2000 format are streamed with the IIIFServer (IIPImage) and an implementation of the IIIF Presentation API provides the metadata and the full text. Users can access IIIF manifests that are generated automatically from the library catalogue. Furthermore, users can create IIIF collections dynamically by means of a list of determined identifiers (barcodes) or via the resultset of a fulltext search. The challenge for creating dynamic collections with regard to the size of collections and the query duration is the huge search index resulting from the corpus of mass digitization. SACHA hosts instances of Mirador and Universal Viewer to easily view the manifests and the collections. By offering both viewers the users are given the possibility to decide which viewer fits their needs best according to their research task. The next steps will be the implementation of user authentication and authorization.
The focus of the talk is to share the technical aspects of the SACHA IIIF implementation and to gather feedback from the developer community as well as from researchers for current and future features.
The preliminary documentation of the SACHA interface can be found at "http://fue.onb.ac.at/sacha/services/api/".

SACHA: https://www.onb.ac.at/forschung/forschungsaktivitaeten/sacha/
Contact: sacha@onb.ac.at


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:12pm - 12:19pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:20pm

LIGHTNING TALK: The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF): raising awareness of the user benefits for scholarly editions
Presentation of results of usability tests conducted on Mirador and the Universal Viewer for a Bachelor's Thesis.

Speakers
avatar for Julien A. Raemy

Julien A. Raemy

LIS Student, Haute Ecole de Gestion (HEG), Geneva


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:20pm - 12:27pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

LIGHTNING TALK: IIIF and the DH Classroom
IIIF allows researchers to work with digital images – manuscripts, photos, newspapers, paintings – across repositories and institutions. IIIF allows researchers to bring together, compare, and annotate high-quality, deeply zoomable images of now-broken books and now-scattered collections – without interfering with repositories’ control over the images and without running afoul of intellectual property concerns. This has made IIIF an excellent framework for teaching initiatives, as exemplified—among others—in Benjamin Albritton’s “Fellow Travelers: The Canterbury Tales and IIIF”, which lays out pedagogical approaches to medieval manuscripts in the IIIF universe; and in the Bodleian Libraries’ collection of use cases, which reflects on IIIF’s uses in an art history or manuscript studies classroom.My presentation draws on these initiatives: I present an undergraduate-focused teaching module that—instead of focusing on the subject matter illuminated by IIIF-compliant images—focuses on IIIF itself and the light it sheds on the lives and risks of digital archives. Rather than use IIIF in a history of the book or Chaucer course, the module discusses IIIF in a Digital Humanities 101 classroom, in an undergraduate-focused introduction to digital archives.

The module consists of the following:
1. Lectures: Making Digital Archives and Sustaining Digital Archives. Along with other standards and strategies, IIIF is featured in discussions of public access to cultural heritage and in discussions of data sharing and preservation initiatives, from LOCKSS to linked open data.

2. Role-playing Scenarios: these scenarios invite students to act as data curation consultants at different stages of a digital humanities project, from collection digitization to the creation and exhibition of a scholarly argument in digital form. This presentation provides a brief overview of the emerging module (lecture notes and scenarios); makes it openly available; and invites the expertise of the IIIF community to crowdsource a richer and more realistic collection of problem-based learning scenarios.

By the end of this module, students will be familiar with key terms: archive, metadata, migration, emulation, open-source, LOCKSS, dark archives, data silos, linked data, URI, interoperability, Dublin Core, MARC, MODS, IIIF. Students will understand the importance of portable data, open-source software platforms, and community building in the lives of DH projects and of digital collections. And they will be familiar with IIIF—and with the questions and problems to which IIIF provides answers.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:00pm - 2:07pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:08pm

LIGHTNING TALK: DHCanvas: a Web Application for Exploration and Annotation of Documents
DHCanvas is a web application for visualisation, transcription and semantic annotation of documents. The application is aligned with IIIF APIs, Shared Canvas and Web Annotation data models. Its overall goal is to allow users to collaboratively transcribe and annotate documents, thereby producing information which can be stored, processed, retrieved, and exchanged.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:08pm - 2:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:16pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Automating Ensemble Image Alignment in IIIF
Our application provides a viewer for clearly comparing and contrasting images from different collections, and a tool for perfecting the alignment of superimposed images. The focus of this talk would be on how we provide a simplified UI for visually manipulating the IIIF Image API request parameters, for a fluid, responsive display.

Speakers
avatar for Luca Carini

Luca Carini

The Victoria and Albert Museum


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:16pm - 2:23pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:24pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Polyanno - IIIF and Crowdsourcing Annotations
The University of Edinburgh has created a project to investigate crowdsourcing transcriptions and translations of its more miscellaneous collections such as those of David Laing, that can have content ranging from Samaritan to Scottish, the ancient worlds to revolutionary France, and so can be notoriously difficult to with. The project is not only developing a website to help us untangle the variety in the Edinburgh collections, but we're also creating an open source package, Polyanno, to help others do the same! We've been working on an accessible, responsive, modular web design to transcribe and translate images, with support for input across a huge array of possible languages and formats. This talk is to give a quick overview of the project and our use of IIIF APIs through LUNA and LeafletJS, and annotations compliant with the Open Annotation Model framework.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:24pm - 2:31pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:32pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Tripoli: Presentation API validation and correction
Tripoli is a IIIF Manifest validator designed to identify issues with externally-controlled IIIF manifests and handle validation failures through customizable failure modes. Developed as part of our efforts to produce a cross-institution search engine, musiclibs.net, we were often presented with manifests that were strictly invalid, but not always useless. Errors in encoding were often systematic across all manifests from a given institution so, once identified, these errors could be either ignored or fixed “on the fly” to the correct value yielding a valid manifest for the purposes of further processing.

Tripoli is especially suited towards use in harvesting systems, since the core validation operations can be tailored to be as strict or as lenient as possible while ensuring a minimally-viable manifest. If, for example, an implementor is not concerned with errors in the metadata section but requires that canvases are strictly valid, the Tripoli validator can be customized to specify this behaviour.

We have translated the IIIF Presentation API specification into two levels of validator reports, warnings and errors. Violations of rules marked as “SHOULD” in the specification are interpreted as warnings, while rules marked as “MUST” are marked as errors. At present, we track approximately 100 warnings and 250 errors.

Tripoli is open-source software, released under the MIT License. The source code is available at https://github.com/DDMAL/tripoli. We have set up a web interface at http://validate.musiclibs.net for demonstrating the functionality of the “out-of-the-box” validator.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:32pm - 2:39pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:40pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Creating a Knowledge Graph using IIIF
Very few people read a book cover-to-cover. And very seldom is every bit of information we care about contained within a single book. What we want is the ability to jump around, to highlight important bits of knowledge, and create links between them. The world wide web does this through hypertext links. This lightning talk will demonstrate how IIIF annotations may be used to create "hyperimage links" which allow us to seamlessly summon and navigate between multiple IIIF manifests. Several experimental APIs and code snippets will be shared so others can participate.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:40pm - 2:47pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:48pm

2:56pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Zegami - a discovery tool for images (Sponsor - Zegami)
Zegami is a data visualisation and exploration tool for large collections of images and other visual information. Zegami has been built based on the latest web standards, for the latest web browsers. With support for the IIIF Image and Presentation v2.0 API's, Zegami is a scalable, cloud based image server for any IIIF compatible viewer.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:56pm - 3:03pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:04pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Effective use of IIIF with DSpace (Sponsor - 4Science)

DSpace is the world-leading open-source repository platform with more than 2200 installations. DSpace allows easy management of digital assets, with web UIs to upload, describe and access content. 4Science added IIIF capabilities to DSpace, through a dedicated add-on, so that images and image collections can be accessed and shared with a IIIF viewer. Out-of-box, an enhanced version of the Universal Viewer client is integrated, providing smooth access to the images archived in DSpace. The add-on can embed any IIIF Image API servers such as Digilib, IIPImage, etc. and implements the IIIF Image API, IIIF Presentation API, IIIF Search API. The DSpace DRM policies defined for the single image or collection (open access, embargo, reserved access) are enforced in the IIIF player. DSpace has also be enriched with other relevant modules such as a PDF viewer, OCR, audio/video streaming.


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bollini

Andrea Bollini

CTO, 4Science
I'm a DSpace enthusiast and one of the core developers. I'm a member of the COAR Next Generation Repositories and I'm promoting the IIIF standards as an example of concrete technologies that can move the repositories to the next level...


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:04pm - 3:11pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:12pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Fun with IIIF (Sponsor - Cogapp)
Most of the uses of the IIIF APIs have rightly focussed on scholarly and research applications. In this talk, however, I plan to look at the opposite extreme: the state of the art for creating playful and fun applications of the Image API. From tile puzzles, to arcade games, to terapixel fractals, to virtual galleries, 3D environments and more. This will be an updated version of the lightning talk I presented at the Working Groups meeting last year, and before the talk I'll trawl the mailing list and web for more examples to showcase.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:12pm - 3:18pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:50pm

Demo Session Logistics
Structured like a traditional poster session, but without posters, demo presenters will be stationed in classrooms to present demos, show and tell, answer questions, and generally share their work with other conference particiants.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session - Automating Ensemble Image Alignment in IIIF (Room 1)
Our application provides a viewer for clearly comparing and contrasting images from different collections, and a tool for perfecting the alignment of superimposed images. The focus of this talk would be on how we provide a simplified UI for visually manipulating the IIIF Image API request parameters, for a fluid, responsive display.

Speakers
avatar for Luca Carini

Luca Carini

The Victoria and Albert Museum


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: #FunWithIIIF (Room 5)
Most of the uses of the IIIF APIs have rightly focussed on scholarly and research applications. In this talk, however, I plan to look at the opposite extreme: the state of the art for creating playful and fun applications of the Image API. From tile puzzles, to arcade games, to terapixel fractals, to virtual galleries, 3D environments and more. This will be an updated version of the lightning talk I presented at the Working Groups meeting last year, and before the talk I'll trawl the mailing list and web for more examples to showcase.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Developments in Sharing Advanced Image Data with IIIF (Room 5)
Following up on last year's lightning talk "Challenges Displaying Complex Image Data", this talk will address how advanced imaging projects are beginning to tap IIIF as a tool for sharing multispectral and other images. This includes prototype work to seamlessly integrate IIIF into multispectral imaging systems and work processes. Development of operating software which generates json files can offer a unified IIIF infrastructure within the advanced digitization environment. This includes collaborating with suppliers to align advanced digitization systems to the requirements for IIIF interoperability. Examples of nascent efforts to tap IIIF for multispectral image sharing include the University of Manchester John Rylands Library, UCLA efforts to use a Mirador Viewer to display processed palimpsest images from St. Catherine’s Monastery, operating software development for multispectral systems, and mummy cartonnage imaging with multiple technologies https://www.wired.com/2016/10/x-rays-revealing-mysterious-writings-mummy-coffins/. This presentation is intended to provide insight into initial efforts to use IIIF in 1) displaying images from complex objects, 2) navigating between multiple views of the same object, and 3) displaying descriptive information about the image capture and processing and results of research into the object. This lightning talk would be suitable as a part of a session on new and advanced technologies, or as part of a panel discussion.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: DHCanvas: a Web Application for Exploration and Annotation of Documents (Room 1)
DHCanvas is a web application for visualisation, transcription and semantic annotation of documents. The application is aligned with IIIF APIs, Shared Canvas and Web Annotation data models. Its overall goal is to allow users to collaboratively transcribe and annotate documents, thereby producing information which can be stored, processed, retrieved, and exchanged.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Fun and Games with Machine Processing and IIIF (Room 5)
I will demo experimental work with machine processing and IIIF at the Harvard Art Museums. I will focus on how we use machine processing and computer vision services to kick start the process of generating IIIF regions and annotations. The lightning talk will feature a series of simple and fun demo applications that highlight creative uses of IIIF technology. The demos will be available on GitHub.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: IIIF and the DH 101 Classroom (Room 4)
IIIF allows researchers to work with digital images – manuscripts, photos, newspapers, paintings – across repositories and institutions. IIIF allows researchers to bring together, compare, and annotate high-quality, deeply zoomable images of now-broken books and now-scattered collections – without interfering with repositories’ control over the images and without running afoul of intellectual property concerns. This has made IIIF an excellent framework for teaching initiatives, as exemplified—among others—in Benjamin Albritton’s “Fellow Travelers: The Canterbury Tales and IIIF”, which lays out pedagogical approaches to medieval manuscripts in the IIIF universe; and in the Bodleian Libraries’ collection of use cases, which reflects on IIIF’s uses in an art history or manuscript studies classroom.My presentation draws on these initiatives: I present an undergraduate-focused teaching module that—instead of focusing on the subject matter illuminated by IIIF-compliant images—focuses on IIIF itself and the light it sheds on the lives and risks of digital archives. Rather than use IIIF in a history of the book or Chaucer course, the module discusses IIIF in a Digital Humanities 101 classroom, in an undergraduate-focused introduction to digital archives.

The module consists of the following:
1. Lectures: Making Digital Archives and Sustaining Digital Archives. Along with other standards and strategies, IIIF is featured in discussions of public access to cultural heritage and in discussions of data sharing and preservation initiatives, from LOCKSS to linked open data.

2. Role-playing Scenarios: these scenarios invite students to act as data curation consultants at different stages of a digital humanities project, from collection digitization to the creation and exhibition of a scholarly argument in digital form. This presentation provides a brief overview of the emerging module (lecture notes and scenarios); makes it openly available; and invites the expertise of the IIIF community to crowdsource a richer and more realistic collection of problem-based learning scenarios.

By the end of this module, students will be familiar with key terms: archive, metadata, migration, emulation, open-source, LOCKSS, dark archives, data silos, linked data, URI, interoperability, Dublin Core, MARC, MODS, IIIF. Students will understand the importance of portable data, open-source software platforms, and community building in the lives of DH projects and of digital collections. And they will be familiar with IIIF—and with the questions and problems to which IIIF provides answers.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: IIIF-powered Discovery through generous interfaces (Room 1)
A quick look at how we’re using IIIF and W3C Annotations in our work for The Royal Society and the Indigenous Digital Archive to produce engaging, user-driven web sites. These projects have different visual appearances and show very different material. Our UX work has shown us how to drive these different experiences using the same underlying standards. We use the combination of tagging and IIIF-aware search to aggregate images and text by topic, providing multiple routes to discover the same content.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: National Library of Scotland’s deployment of IIIF (Room 3)
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 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Raising awareness of the user benefits for scholarly editions (Room 4)
Presentation of results of usability tests conducted on Mirador and the Universal Viewer for a Bachelor's Thesis.

Speakers
avatar for Julien A. Raemy

Julien A. Raemy

LIS Student, Haute Ecole de Gestion (HEG), Geneva


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Ten Thousand Rooms and More - IIIF for Research Communities (Room 2)

For a couple years now, two research projects at Yale University in digital humanities have adopted IIIF in their efforts to manage their workflows, showcase the work, and enable collaboration among researchers. Ten Thousand Rooms is a community-oriented project for studying pre-modern Chinese literary texts, and Life of the Buddha is about presentation of annotated mural paintings from a monastry in Tibet.

Our software development is driven mainly by use cases of annotations which were rather unique in the early stages of the projects but now it seems more widely shared in the research community. While the system has many components in the background, the core user experience (UX) is built around Mirador.

We have met and solved quite a few interesting challenges in extending and embedding Mirador in our application, which we will showcase in the lightning talk and the demo session.


Speakers
avatar for Seong-June Kim

Seong-June Kim

Lead Software Engineer, Yale University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: The Europeana Task Force on IIIF (Room 5)
The Members Council of Europeana have requested to set up a Task Force which engages in the promotion and the further implementation of IIIF within Europeana. The purpose of the Task Force is to identify the current trends and tendencies towards the handling of the emerging IIIF technology on the part of the Europeana content providers. The Task Force will evaluate what are the necessary consequences for the Europeana Foundation of the results of this survey and give appropriate recommendations for future application of IIIF technologies within the Europeana ecosystem. To achieve this objective the Task Force members will a) survey the use of IIIF technologies on the part of the Europeana content providers, b) identify possible implementation problems and requirements on the part of Europeana stakeholders on the IIIF framework, c) make visible the first point of contact for partners who want to work with IIIF,d) identify who in the network is willing to be involved in future IIIF-related activities and e) discuss what role Europeana Foundation wants expert hubs and aggregators to play.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Zegami - a discovery tool for images (Room 5)
Zegami is a data visualisation and exploration tool for large collections of images and other visual information. Zegami has been built based on the latest web standards, for the latest web browsers. With support for the IIIF Image and Presentation v2.0 API's, Zegami is a scalable, cloud based image server for any IIIF compatible viewer.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: “Simple Access to Cultural Heritage Assets” (SACHA) (Room 3)
The project “Simple Access to Cultural Heritage Assets” (SACHA) is a cooperation project between the Austrian National Library and the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a contribution to the European digital infrastructure for the arts and humanities DARIAH. The aim of SACHA is to improve access to culturally relevant data, such as the digitized historical book collection of the Austrian National Library for scientific use. This corpus contains about 450.000 items and is still increasing. SACHA provides an implemented IIIF Interface allowing both human users and automated tools to access the digitized material. Source images in JPEG2000 format are streamed with the IIIFServer (IIPImage) and an implementation of the IIIF Presentation API provides the metadata and the full text. Users can access IIIF manifests that are generated automatically from the library catalogue. Furthermore, users can create IIIF collections dynamically by means of a list of determined identifiers (barcodes) or via the resultset of a fulltext search. The challenge for creating dynamic collections with regard to the size of collections and the query duration is the huge search index resulting from the corpus of mass digitization. SACHA hosts instances of Mirador and Universal Viewer to easily view the manifests and the collections. By offering both viewers the users are given the possibility to decide which viewer fits their needs best according to their research task. The next steps will be the implementation of user authentication and authorization.
The focus of the demo is to share the technical aspects of the SACHA IIIF implementation and to gather feedback from the developer community as well as from researchers for current and future features.
The preliminary documentation of the SACHA interface can be found at "http://fue.onb.ac.at/sacha/services/api/".

SACHA: https://www.onb.ac.at/forschung/forschungsaktivitaeten/sacha/
Contact: sacha@onb.ac.at


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: IIIF hosting with Omeka S and Google Drive (Room 3)
Hosting service for scanned images providing IIIF Image API for uploaded TIFFs and JPEGs now integrates with Omeka S (and linked open data) and with Google Drive (and Chromebooks).


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: PLUM: IIIF Digitization Workflows (Room 6)
PLUM is a Hydra head for supporting digitization workflows, featuring:
Drag-and-drop tools for reordering FileSets and editing structure
Generating IIIF manifests for Collections and Works based on that structure
Building PDFs of Works based on their IIIF manifests
Performing OCR with Tesseract
Simple state-based workflow
Retrieving external metadata from our finding aids and catalog web services


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 6 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Supporting the Presentation API in CONTENTdm: Benefits and Challenges (Room 6)

CONTENTdm supports a wide variety of data types and has an extensible "compound object" data structure. It is not simple to adapt this data structure to the Presentation API in a generic way. This session will be to demonstrate our successes in creating Presentation manifests and examine cases that do not have obvious solutions.


Speakers

Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 6 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Tripoli: Presentation API validation and correction (Room 6)
Tripoli is a IIIF Manifest validator designed to identify issues with externally-controlled IIIF manifests and handle validation failures through customizable failure modes. Developed as part of our efforts to produce a cross-institution search engine, musiclibs.net, we were often presented with manifests that were strictly invalid, but not always useless. Errors in encoding were often systematic across all manifests from a given institution so, once identified, these errors could be either ignored or fixed “on the fly” to the correct value yielding a valid manifest for the purposes of further processing.

Tripoli is especially suited towards use in harvesting systems, since the core validation operations can be tailored to be as strict or as lenient as possible while ensuring a minimally-viable manifest. If, for example, an implementor is not concerned with errors in the metadata section but requires that canvases are strictly valid, the Tripoli validator can be customized to specify this behaviour.

We have translated the IIIF Presentation API specification into two levels of validator reports, warnings and errors. Violations of rules marked as “SHOULD” in the specification are interpreted as warnings, while rules marked as “MUST” are marked as errors. At present, we track approximately 100 warnings and 250 errors.

Tripoli is open-source software, released under the MIT License. The source code is available at https://github.com/DDMAL/tripoli. We have set up a web interface at http://validate.musiclibs.net for demonstrating the functionality of the “out-of-the-box” validator.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 6 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Broken Books: Using IIIF to Reconstruct Dismembered Medieval Manuscripts (Room 2)
I will demonstrate the Broken Books application, a Mirador-based model for reconstructing dismembered medieval manuscripts. The application pulls IIIF-compliant images from multiple servers into the shared canvas when called for, presenting them in the correct order with associated meta-data. Broken Books was developed by Debra Cashion and Bryan Habersberger at St. Louis University, and my work is serving as a test-case.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Fagin Davis

Lisa Fagin Davis

Executive Director, Medieval Academy of America


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Global Digital Editions with IIIF (Room 2)
How can medievalists at Fordham University (New York, US) translate manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris) using tools hosted in Oxford (UK) and Austin (Texas, US), without uploading files from server to server? We'll describe a real world scholarly use of 3 open source tools in the IIIF ecosystem to enable a truly global digital edition.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: The Digital Manuscripts Toolkit: Making IIIF accessible for research (Room 2)
Introduction to the Bodleian Libraries's Digital Manuscripts Toolkit, a Mellon-funded project that has created open-source, plug-and-play tools for scholars and smaller institutions wanting to engage with IIIF. Special focus on GUI manifest creation and editing using the Toolkit's Manifest Editor, produced by the Bodleian Libraries and text&bytes.

Speakers
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Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Visualizing Manuscript Collations (Room 2)
This demo will briefly explore recent development by the University of Toronto and the University of Pennsylvania’s Dot Porter, of the manuscript collation visualization tool, Viscoll. Phase one of the project is to develop a Viscoll web application based on the existing .xslt tool could handle idiosyncratic manuscript construction and address various user needs. Phase two will be integrating IIIF manifests with the tool to allow users to view visualizations alongside corresponding images. The goal is to create an interactive environment for codicological study which is highly reflective of scholars’ needs and integrated with IIIF standards and software. The demo will explore both the  developmental approach and the use case it aims to address.

Speakers
avatar for Jana Rajakumar

Jana Rajakumar

Developer, University of Toronto
Software Developing, Netflix, Startup, Food, Tesla
MU

Monica Ung

Developer/Designer, University of Toronto


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: “Book of Fame” Prototype: Using IIIF to Rebind 2D Manuscript Images into 3D Virtual Books (Room 2)
In addition to “Digital Tools for Manuscript Studies,” the Old Books New Science lab at the University of Toronto has been working to make the game engine Unity interoperable with IIIF-compliant image repositories. Directed by Alexandra Gillespie, the “Book of Fame” project uses IIIF to repackage 2D manuscript images in the form of interactive 3D books. The proposed lightning talk will demo a prototype 3D book viewer built over the past year, highlighting the critical, pedagogical, and creative innovations that are made possible by introducing IIIF into a video game development environment. Created in Unity, the 3D book viewer aims to recapture the implicit materiality and spatial interactions of the reading experience that are lost to the “flattening” processes of current e-publishing models. Instead of scrolling through disembodied images, users are presented with a fully rendered book in a 3D virtual environment. Unity scripts are used to parse IIIF manifests and download images, mapping scans of manuscript pages as textures onto a prerendered book model. This “rebinding” of digital books as 3D objects restores the spatial link between recto and verso, simulating a more authentic reading experience by enabling users to engage with the materiality of the book; for example, users can more easily trace the depth trajectories of water damage and worm holes across pages, illuminating critical details about the book’s provenance. The 3D book viewer takes advantage of IIIF-specific features such as the shared canvas model, allowing users to write annotation data to the manifest by simply placing sticky notes onto a page. A particularly innovative repurposing of the annotation manifest has the user reveal a plain-text transcription of the scribal hand by raising a magnifying glass to the page; a similar approach could be taken to multispectral imaging, having a flashlight reveal the same manuscript beneath different kinds of light. Lastly, as a gamification proof-of-concept, the 3D book viewer features a “search for the missing word” mini-game that combines IIIF-manipulated images and original artwork to tell a short, playful narrative that takes place upon the manuscript page itself. In sharing the prototype with the community, OBNS hopes to initiate a conversation on the practical applications of combining IIIF with immersive media technologies to enhance the experience of cultural heritage artifacts. While the lightning talk will focus exclusively on the 3D book viewer and its features, the OBNS team is happy to allow attendees hands-on time with the prototype and speak informally on the future of the project.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Creating a Knowledge Graph using IIIF (Room 1)
Very few people read a book cover-to-cover. And very seldom is every bit of information we care about contained within a single book. What we want is the ability to jump around, to highlight important bits of knowledge, and create links between them. The world wide web does this through hypertext links. This demo will show how IIIF annotations may be used to create "hyperimage links" which allow us to seamlessly summon and navigate between multiple IIIF manifests. Several experimental APIs and code snippets will be shared so others can participate.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: Polyanno - IIIF and Crowdsourcing Annotations (Room 1)
The University of Edinburgh has created a project to investigate crowdsourcing transcriptions and translations of its more miscellaneous collections such as those of David Laing, that can have content ranging from Samaritan to Scottish, the ancient worlds to revolutionary France, and so can be notoriously difficult to with. The project is not only developing a website to help us untangle the variety in the Edinburgh collections, but we're also creating an open source package, Polyanno, to help others do the same! We've been working on an accessible, responsive, modular web design to transcribe and translate images, with support for input across a huge array of possible languages and formats. This demo will give a quick overview of the project and our use of IIIF APIs through LUNA and LeafletJS, and annotations compliant with the Open Annotation Model framework.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

Demo Session: TextGrid & Fontane (Room 4)
The TextGrid Repository is a repository build in common with a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to support the needs and workflows in projects creating Digital Editions within diverse disciplines. Images published in the repository can be served via the IIIF image API, manifests are generated from provided METS/MODS or TEI files during the publish process. A second option for publishing (mostly TEI) data is offered by an interface between the VRE and an eXist-db that hosts a project specific website. Using the IIIF API these websites do not need to host the image data locally and a viewer can be integrated via iframe or a custom setup with any other suitable viewer. An example is given by the project on the notebooks of Theodor Fontane where collections published in the repository (https://fontane-nb.dariah.eu/mirador.html?n=D4) and views of single items (https://fontane-nb.dariah.eu/digilib/D04_003.jpg?m2) are referenced in visualized versions of the edition. Since the JSON format of Mirador bookmarks is interchangeable, links to single items within the manifests are created programmatically. In addition to this, the slightly modified Mirador viewer accepts canvasId given in URL parameter.

Speakers

Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

6:00pm

Reception - Vatican Library Garden
Details coming soon.

Wednesday June 7, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Vatican Library Garden 00120 Vatican City
 
Thursday, June 8
 

8:30am

Registration
Thursday June 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

LIGHTNING TALK: “Book of Fame” Prototype: Using IIIF to Rebind 2D Manuscript Images into 3D Virtual Books (Room 4)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In addition to “Digital Tools for Manuscript Studies,” the Old Books New Science lab at the University of Toronto has been working to make the game engine Unity interoperable with IIIF-compliant image repositories. Directed by Alexandra Gillespie, the “Book of Fame” project uses IIIF to repackage 2D manuscript images in the form of interactive 3D books. The proposed lightning talk will demo a prototype 3D book viewer built over the past year, highlighting the critical, pedagogical, and creative innovations that are made possible by introducing IIIF into a video game development environment. Created in Unity, the 3D book viewer aims to recapture the implicit materiality and spatial interactions of the reading experience that are lost to the “flattening” processes of current e-publishing models. Instead of scrolling through disembodied images, users are presented with a fully rendered book in a 3D virtual environment. Unity scripts are used to parse IIIF manifests and download images, mapping scans of manuscript pages as textures onto a prerendered book model. This “rebinding” of digital books as 3D objects restores the spatial link between recto and verso, simulating a more authentic reading experience by enabling users to engage with the materiality of the book; for example, users can more easily trace the depth trajectories of water damage and worm holes across pages, illuminating critical details about the book’s provenance. The 3D book viewer takes advantage of IIIF-specific features such as the shared canvas model, allowing users to write annotation data to the manifest by simply placing sticky notes onto a page. A particularly innovative repurposing of the annotation manifest has the user reveal a plain-text transcription of the scribal hand by raising a magnifying glass to the page; a similar approach could be taken to multispectral imaging, having a flashlight reveal the same manuscript beneath different kinds of light. Lastly, as a gamification proof-of-concept, the 3D book viewer features a “search for the missing word” mini-game that combines IIIF-manipulated images and original artwork to tell a short, playful narrative that takes place upon the manuscript page itself. In sharing the prototype with the community, OBNS hopes to initiate a conversation on the practical applications of combining IIIF with immersive media technologies to enhance the experience of cultural heritage artifacts. While the lightning talk will focus exclusively on the 3D book viewer and its features, the OBNS team is happy to allow attendees hands-on time with the prototype and speak informally on the future of the project during the follow-up demo session.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

PRESENTATION: EAD + METS = IIIF: Representing Digitized and Non-Digitized Archival Content for the Getty Research Institute's Digital Archival Navigation Application Prototype (Room 3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In an effort to provide users with a new way to browse and explore archival collections, the Getty Research Institute is building a prototype for a Digital Archival Navigation Application (DANA) that utilizes IIIF.  However, because the majority of our collections are only partially digitized, and because of the idiosyncratic way that our digital items are created and deposited into our preservation system, creating IIIF presentation documents has proved to be a worthy challenge.  After much discussion, we arrived at a solution for the prototype that involved merging metadata from EAD (in ArchivesSpace) and METS (in Rosetta) to generate IIIF collection and manifest documents representing the Harald Szeemann papers.  This complex solution, which already makes heavy use of IIIF ranges, also opens up the possibility of allowing users to split existing digital objects, which are sometimes comprised of thousands of images, into more granular objects by allowing them to create additional ranges within DANA.  This presentation will provide a detailed look at both the problem and the solution and invite feedback from the community.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Museums Community Group (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Museums Community Group is open to all parties interested in discussing IIIF and museums. All are welcome.

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

WORKSHOP: Getting Started with IIIF (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is set of technical specifications built around shared challenges in cultural heritage access. Many institutions have scanned large portions of their collections, producing a large body of high-quality images. To provide access to these images and supporting structure and information, IIIF describes an interoperable delivery and interface description method that has been used to address access and reuse of images at many of the world’s largest national and university research libraries, museums, archives, and galleries. A large and growing ecosystem of interoperable software has developed to support each step of image delivery and user experience. This workshop will provide an overview of the IIIF specifications and available software, hands-on training installing IIIF client and server software, and a question and answer session to address your institution’s use cases. Workshop attendees do not need any prior experience with IIIF and all are welcome.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

DISCUSSION: Connecting IIIF and Text (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:15am

LIGHTNING TALK: Visualizing Manuscript Collations (Room 4)
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This talk will briefly explore recent development by the University of Toronto and the University of Pennsylvania’s Dot Porter, of the manuscript collation visualization tool, Viscoll. Phase one of the project is to develop a Viscoll web application based on the existing .xslt tool could handle idiosyncratic manuscript construction and address various user needs. Phase two will be integrating IIIF manifests with the tool to allow users to view visualizations alongside corresponding images. The goal is to create an interactive environment for codicological study which is highly reflective of scholars’ needs and integrated with IIIF standards and software. The presentation will explore both the  developmental approach and the use case it aims to address.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

PRESENTATION: Attempts to disseminate IIIF in Japan (Room 3)
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Potentials of IIIF have gradually been realized among scholars who research Asian cultures and materials. In the field of Buddhist studies, which is one of the intensive fields across Asia, some projects have been engaging in the IIIF world. Some organizations of Japanese studies have also been engaging in the IIIF. In this presentation, we would like to describe our activities for dissemination of IIIF through developments of some applications and holding workshops in Japan.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Museums Community Group, Continued (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Museums Community Group is open to all parties interested in discussing IIIF and museums. All are welcome.

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

WORKSHOP: Enhanced Image Research Functionality with the International Image Interoperability Framework (Room 4)
Limited Capacity seats available

A growing number of images from cultural heritage institutions around the world are available for use and re-use by scholars through the International Image Interoperability Framework (http://iiif.io). This framework and community facilitates comparison of materials across repositories through a common protocol. It also allows for the use of a number of lightweight tools that can be hosted at your institution, or on your laptop, for viewing, annotation, transcription, and collection-building. The workshop will focus on discovery of interoperable resources, building collections of resources for teaching and research, and the use of tools that support these activities. No previous experience with IIIF is required. Each participant will get hands-on experience gathering materials from across the web, working with software tools to compare and annotate those materials, and with ample time for in-workshop experimentation and discussion.

Speakers
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Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

DISCUSSION: Connecting IIIF and Text, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

PRESENTATION: 'What's a manifest?': outreach and dissemination of IIIF in Oxford (Room 3)
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Overview of strategies used and lessons learned in our attempts to get local and international researchers to engage with IIIF via the Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project and the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit. Strategies under discussion will include social media, public workshops, scholar-led projects and research into user behavior, and challenges discussed will include demystifying jargon, inspiring confidence and calibrating to a wide range of technical skill levels.

Speakers
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Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Museums Community Group, Continued (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Museums Community Group is open to all parties interested in discussing IIIF and museums. All are welcome.

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

DISCUSSION: Connecting IIIF and Text, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Moderators
Thursday June 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:30am

Coffee Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

LIGHTNING TALK: The Digital Manuscripts Toolkit: Making IIIF accessible for research (Room 4)
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Introduction to the Bodleian Libraries's Digital Manuscripts Toolkit, a Mellon-funded project that has created open-source, plug-and-play tools for scholars and smaller institutions wanting to engage with IIIF. Special focus on GUI manifest creation and editing using the Toolkit's Manifest Editor, produced by the Bodleian Libraries and text&bytes.

Speakers
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Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

PRESENTATION: IIIF without and image server? No problem! (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

I will describe in a few slides the use of IIIF image viewers over "level0" static image tiles hosted on a simple web server (such as a Amazon S3 static website), and note that this will also be possible with IIIF A/V in the future. I'll then run through a quick canned-demo of tile generation and then UV and Mirador using these tiles.


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

PRESENTATION: TextLab 2.0 and Editing Revision: Upgrading to IIIF (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

TextLab is a TEI-compliant tool for editing and displaying texts in revision, in manuscript or print.  Originally designed to generate the textual core for the Melville Electronic Library (MEL) at Hofstra University (http://mel.hofstra.edu/), this open-source tool will, in a few months, be “generalized” so that anyone with an editorial project can adapt TextLab to his or her specifications, manage image upload, and submit outputs for display or publication.  The question of how to implement IIIF standards has played a major role in shaping our upgrading of TextLab.Now in its second version, TextLab enables the editor to mark-up revision sites (as TEI zones) directly on the leaf image, transcribe the revision text within the zone, automatically code text and associate it with its zone, then generate a diplomatic transcription of the leaf and a base version of the manuscript, and further generate revision sequences and narratives to explain the revision steps for selected revision sites.  In our effort at MEL to integrate TextLab into a larger suite of critical archive tools, we have created our content management system MELCat to store TextLab output and to house metadata for the digital archive’s MS and print images, art objects, and maps.  We have also developed a version of Annotation Studio to create further textual and contextual editing.  And in conjunction with Hofstra's Digital Research Center, we have  linked DRC's mapping / timeline / annotation tool Itinerary to MELCat to display texts, images, and travel routes on geo-rectified historical maps.  We also use Juxta Editions to publish MEL's fully-annotated scholarly editions.  IIIF standards are crucial in making these technological integrations happen. Thus far, TextLab uses the IIIF Image API to provide a standard image URL format for manuscript images. We process high-resolution TIFFs from the source repository into pyramidal TIFFs that we host on an IIP Image server. Open Sea Dragon is then used to display these images for transcription and zone identification. We presently use a CSV based manifest to load the images into the project. Going forward, we will also be using this same technique to store images of art objects and maps for display on the MEL website. In our presentation, we will demonstrate TextLab and its integration into the workflow of our suite of tools. We will also discuss our plans for using IIIF standards in manipulating Melville-related images provided by Houghton Library and New York Public Library. In the future, we would like to explore how the IIIF Presentation API can be used to close the gap between manuscript discovery and the editing of texts in revision.


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Software Developers Community Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Software Developers Community Group is open to all parties interested in topics related to software and IIIF, including viewers, clients, servers, shared software components and libraries, usability and design. All are welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:15am

LIGHTNING TALK: Broken Books: Using IIIF to Reconstruct Dismembered Medieval Manuscripts (Room 4)
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In this Lightning Talk, I will demonstrate the Broken Books application, a Mirador-based model for reconstructing dismembered medieval manuscripts. The application pulls IIIF-compliant images from multiple servers into the shared canvas when called for, presenting them in the correct order with associated meta-data. Broken Books was developed by Debra Cashion and Bryan Habersberger at St. Louis University, and my work is serving as a test-case.

Speakers
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Lisa Fagin Davis

Executive Director, Medieval Academy of America


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

PRESENTATION: The open source museum: how to make curation a collective pursuit (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

The physical separation of museums, the constraints of space, the fragility of rare and valuable objects and above all the culture of regarding those objects as singular possessions: these are the things that conspire to prevent museum objects from being reconnected with their history, with ideas and with the people who have interest in them or knowledge about them.

This talk is about the museum without walls; it combines two case studies from the V&A Museum, carried out in collaboration with Made by Many, that demonstrate the power of the networked digital artefact to overcome these constraints, and transform curation into a collective pursuit. The first examines parts of a very large Qing dynasty dinner service held in seven different museums (including the V&A, British Museum and Metropolitan Museum); it explores the extraordinary effect of using digital data to re-combine the different pieces of the service distributed throughout museums and private collections, from Chennai to New York. The second study, currently at prototyping and feasibility stage, demonstrates the value of using APIs to form a networked archive across multiple museums to create a rich platform for the study of Islamic Architecture. It seeks to combine two or more of the existing archives of Sir K.A.C. Creswell’s early 20th Century photography of Islamic architecture in the Middle East, held in the V&A, the American University in Cairo, the Ashmolean Museum, Harvard Library and the Villa I Tatti Center. Creswell’s 20,000 or so photographs and negatives constitute an invaluable and systematic record for both building conservation and emergency archaeology. 

Speakers
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William Owen

Director, Made by Many


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

PRESENTATION: IIIF and long term preservation of digital media (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

The long term preservation of digital media, especially of still images and moving images, still poses a serious problem. The traditional digital archiving requires separate archiving masters which usually represent high quality, high resolution images which are preserved according to the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) standards. However, in order to allow access to the images, several variants of the same images in different quality and resolution levels have to be prepared and made available. Since also the access infrastructure represents an important asset, it needs to be preserved also (at least backed up). As a result, a basically redundant dual infrastructure for preservation of digital data has to be established and maintained. Using the IIIF framework these two preservation infrastructures collapse to one only, since most implementations of the IIIF-framework allow to use the preservation master as base for access. This however requires, that the IIIF master contains and preserves all relevant metadata. The open source SIPI (Simple Image Presentation Interface) provides some extra features to support long term preservation. Thus a proper implementation of the IIIF framework in memory institutions may significantly reduce the burden and cost of long term preservation.


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

PRESENTATION: IIIF and Crowdsourcing (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The National Library of Wales uses the IIIF standards extensively to give access to it’s material including Photographs, Painting, Newspapers, Journals and Archives. The NLW is now looking to make use of its IIIF collections to engage users, improve discovery and create research datasets through crowdsourcing. The Library started with IIIF and crowdsourcing with the Cynefin Map geo-referencing system (http://cynefin.archiveswales.org.uk/) and then developed bespoke volunteering projects using the SimpleAnnotationServer (https://github.com/glenrobson/SimpleAnnotationServer) and Mirador (http://projectmirador.org/). Lessons learned from these projects lead the NLW to seek a more general purpose crowdsourcing solution that worked with a variety of collections but relied on IIIF and Web Annotations. The NLW is working with Digirati to develop a solution on top of Omeka-S and the NLW hopes to go live with three projects; a photograph collection, a set of archival records and a set of printed volumes. This talk will discuss the lessons learned through the development and operation of these crowdsourcing projects and also gives some examples of how the data generated can be used as research datasets.


Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Software Developers Community Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Software Developers Community Group is open to all parties interested in topics related to software and IIIF, including viewers, clients, servers, shared software components and libraries, usability and design. All are welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

WORKSHOP: Building image sequences for teaching and research using the IIIF Manifest Editor (Room 4)
Limited Capacity seats available

Users will learn how to make their own image sequences from IIIF materials using the Bodleian Libraries's Manifest Editor, part of our Digital Manuscripts Toolkit. The session will include some explanation of what manifests are, how they work, and currently effective strategies for finding them, as well as some examples of scholarly uses for the Manifest Editor.

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 4 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

LIGHTNING TALK: TextGrid & Fontane (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

The TextGrid Repository is a repository build in common with a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to support the needs and workflows in projects creating Digital Editions within diverse disciplines. Images published in the repository can be served via the IIIF image API, manifests are generated from provided METS/MODS or TEI files during the publish process. A second option for publishing (mostly TEI) data is offered by an interface between the VRE and an eXist-db that hosts a project specific website. Using the IIIF API these websites do not need to host the image data locally and a viewer can be integrated via iframe or a custom setup with any other suitable viewer. An example is given by the project on the notebooks of Theodor Fontane where collections published in the repository (https://fontane-nb.dariah.eu/mirador.html?n=D4) and views of single items (https://fontane-nb.dariah.eu/digilib/D04_003.jpg?m2) are referenced in visualized versions of the edition. Since the JSON format of Mirador bookmarks is interchangeable, links to single items within the manifests are created programmatically. In addition to this, the slightly modified Mirador viewer accepts canvasId given in URL parameter.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

PRESENTATION: Old maps in new digital world with IIIF (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The geographic location of scanned maps offers new possibilities for discovery, interaction, visualisation and reuse. This talk discusses the approaches and standards which are bridging the worlds of the cultural heritage institutions with the digital cartography and geographic information systems (GIS). Learn about a new mapping platform providing a complete toolkit for maps and aerial photos. Matching the scanned maps to the real world location is now straightforward and possible directly in a web browser - for any image available via IIIF or as a TIFF or a JPEG file. The automatically created standardised map services allow reuse in GIS, comparing maps, new forms of online research, extraction of features, new 3D visualisations, mashups and mobile applications.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Software Developers Community Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Software Developers Community Group is open to all parties interested in topics related to software and IIIF, including viewers, clients, servers, shared software components and libraries, usability and design. All are welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Rashmi Singhal

Rashmi Singhal

Interim Dir., Arts & Humanities Research Computing, Harvard University

Thursday June 8, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

PRESENTATION: From Zero to Level 0 and Beyond: IIIF at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

The J. Paul Getty Trust – including the J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute – has recently incorporated support for IIIF into our existing collection information systems. We began by enabling support for the Presentation API within our collection database abstraction layer, and developed a complete Level 0 Image API implementation as a layer on top of our existing DZI tilesets. No new derivatives were needed, just a translation layer written in the course of a single afternoon. Efforts are now underway to incorporate dynamic image generation for the more sophisticated features of a full level 2 implementation. Additionally, a set of experimental IIIF-related features have been added to our collection search indexes and search user interfaces in aid of an institution-wide offering that enables users to view groups of selected search results within any IIIF compatible viewer. Our development efforts provided opportunities to gain insight regarding the implementation of IIIF in the context of a large, cross-institutional information infrastructure. These integrations can serve as a trail-blazer for other cultural heritage organizations looking to engage with large collections of object records and media assets. This presentation will provide an engaging demonstration of the ease of getting started with IIIF, the lessons learnt during implementation, suggestions for improvements to the IIIF documentation, and our general findings and experiences of coming at the problem from the common museum scenario of a vendor provided collection management system coupled with a bespoke existing web interface.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:15pm

LIGHTNING TALK: Digitizing the Globe: Experiments with a world-class Shakespeare collection (Room 3)
Limited Capacity filling up

How can institutions design platforms that not only describe digital objects, but overcome the barriers to access which may prevent international audiences from discovering them? Eric M. Johnson will share lessons learned from the Folger Shakespeare Library's recent efforts to develop a IIIF-compliant digital asset platform that serves as both repository and host for new applications, publications, and exhibitions.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

PRESENTATION: Using IIIF to build interoperability between the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the British Library: the Polonsky project (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

2:00pm

PRESENTATION: From Use Cases to Feature Sets: Building IIIF Scholarly Workspaces (Room 3)
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IIIF and its related applications hold significant promise for scholars for image access and discovery, as well as for image research and analysis. But what applications or features are needed by scholars? What are scholars’ current research and publication workflows, and how might IIIF-compliant tools become part of them? In this presentation, Jack Ludden (Assistant Director, Head of Web and New Media Development) and Emily Pugh (Digital Humanities Specialist, Getty Research Institute) will explain how project teams at the Getty employed user research to guide the development of analytic features for the scholarly community. They will provide an overview of the user research process, from user interviews to the development of user personas and journey maps, and explain how the information gleaned from this process was used to develop a list of feature requirements, which will be implemented in the Mirador viewer. The goal of the presentation will be to share insights into how IIIF applications can be integrated into scholars’ research and publication practices as well as to provide potential models for how user research can inform the development of feature sets for all kinds of IIIF applications.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

PRESENTATION: Global Digital Editions with IIIF (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

How can medievalists at Fordham University (New York, US) translate manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris) using tools hosted in Oxford (UK) and Austin (Texas, US), without uploading files from server to server? We'll describe a real world scholarly use of 3 open source tools in the IIIF ecosystem to enable a truly global digital edition.  


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

PRESENTATION: Mapping the Conversation Within and Between Books (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

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.


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

2:30pm

PRESENTATION: Archaeologies of Reading: how IIIF shaped a research methodology (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation focuses on The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR, www.bookwheel.org), a large-scale, international digital humanities collaboration between between the Centre for Editing Lives and Letter (CELL) at University College London, the Sheridan Libraries and Digital Research and Curation Center at Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University Library, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The primary scholarly research focus of AOR is the history of reading, specifically examining the marginal notes left in the pages of books owned and annotated by Elizabethan scholars such as John Dee and Gabriel Harvey. However, the adoption of IIIF as has not only shaped the project's online outputs, the representation of our research materials as digital images of early modern printed books, it has also allowed us an opportunity to rethink how scholarly research is shaped by the infrastructures of the digital archive. This paper examines the ways in which both the practicalities and possibilities presented by IIIF have fed back into the research project, shaping methodologies and interpretation in the history of the renaissance.

Speakers
avatar for Jaap Geraerts

Jaap Geraerts

Research Associate, University College London


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

PRESENTATION: Digital Tools for Manuscript Study: John Stow and the medievalist Scholar (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will report on a two-year joint project between the University of Toronto’s Library Information Technology unit and Centre for Medieval Studies, generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to build open, modular tool environments to support image-based scholarly research. Our specific use case is the study of medieval manuscripts; our scholarly objective is to answer some important research questions, for example, about the medieval manuscripts collected by the Renaissance antiquary John Stow, by building interoperable collections of digitized medieval books. In our technical work, we are integrating Omeka, an open-source platform for digital exhibits; Mirador, a IIIF-compliant image viewer developed at Stanford; and VisColl, a tool developed by Penn’s Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies for the visualization of book structure. These tools were selected for their significant traction among digital humanists and manuscript researchers. A major goal of our work is to strengthen modular, standards-based, highly usable scholarly work environments; our specific objective is to situate both Omeka and VisColl alongside Mirador within the International Image Interoperability Framework. Our work on this project is guided by our team’s broader digital humanities research and development practices. 1) Our work is collaborative: it involves daily interaction and intellectual exchange between a diverse group of scholars, librarians, and developers. 2) Our data is resilient: it must remain open, accessible, easily portable, platform-independent, and based on international standards. 3) We build where we find community: in order to ensure that what we build is robust, sustainable, and above all usable, we build, extend, and integrate open-source tools, in close consultation with those who will use them. This talk will not only explore the scholarly questions surrounding John Stow’s library, and how the technical developments facilitate this discussion, but also a common scholarly use case integral to its investigation: the ability for scholars to use their own (DIY) manuscript images in the context of IIIF-enabled software and services.


Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

PRESENTATION: Iterative Integration into the V&A's CMS (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Last year the V&A released it's new award winning website alongside a custom CMS. As we have continued to develop the CMS, tailoring it to closely meet the changing needs of the museum, we've been looking at how we can iteratively integrate IIIF. During this lighting talk we'll be showing several examples of the IIIF integration into the V&A's public website, how that works behind the scenes and ideas of the future direction of how IIIF will be used on the site in the coming years.

Speakers

Thursday June 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group was formed in Februrary 2017 to identify solutions for the discovery of IIIF content by both humans and machines, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/discovery/charter/. The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification group will create specifications that improve the discovery process for IIIF resources, with a focus on leveraging existing techniques and tools, and promoting widespread adoption within the community. It will assist with and steer the implementation of community infrastructure, such as a registry of adopters, validators for the implementations, and transformation tools to generate the required data from existing systems and APIs. If successful, the work will enable the collaborative development of global or thematic registries, search engines and portal applications that allow developers and end users to easily find and use content available via existing IIIF APIs. The IIIF Discovery group charter provides an outline and timeline for anticipated work.

Moderators
MM

Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati

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

3:00pm

PRESENTATION: METAscripta: Vatican Film Library Metadata Project (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

METAscripta is a large-scale digital humanities project of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library (VFL) in the Department of Special Collections of Pius XII Memorial Library. The METAscripta team includes library faculty, staff, graduate fellows, and undergraduate student workers from the VFL and the Archives Digitization Center, with essential support from IT/Library Systems and the Center for Digital Humanities. The immediate goal of the project is to digitize 37,000 pre-modern manuscripts originally photographed at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) in the 1950's. Since then the approximately 10,000 master negative rolls have been stored in a vault in the basement of Pius XII Library, while the working positive films have been available for study in the VFL. After two years of planning, testing, writing grant applications, purchasing equipment, and organizing the documentation, data processing, and workflow for the project, the first box of 18 rolls, comprising 78 manuscripts, was finally digitized right before semester break of December 2016. The METAscripta project will ultimately produce a IIIF based crowd-sourcing website where registered users will be able to add metadata to the records for BAV manuscripts, many of which are unstudied and lack basic catalog descriptions, even in the catalogs of the Vatican Library. More than just a digitization effort, the METAscripta project applies innovative cataloging methods to improve access to Vatican manuscripts, including indexing by language, century, and country of origin. This discovery metadata will allow users to search for manuscripts as historical artifacts without the traditional library access points of author/title, which for many of these ancient manuscripts remain unidentified. Then controlled vocabulary crowd-sourcing will further enable scholars to add to this information by contributing metadata about manuscripts in their area of expertise. The website will allow users to see all data input for any given record and decide for themselves which data is most accurate. With enthusiastic support from the Vatican Library, METAscripta will help provide new opportunities for scholarship about pre-modern manuscripts and create a sustainable resource for interactive scholarship.


Thursday June 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:00pm

PRESENTATION: IIIF for storytelling (Room 3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Presentation API is mostly used for documenting images: either providing structured information about a single work, or using annotations to represent information that is included in the image, such as transcriptions. But what if these mechanisms were subverted to create a narrative journey? Either between different images (a manifest with multiple canvases), or between regions of an individual image (a manifest with multiple annotations). In this presentation we will take two such narratives, and use demos and functioning prototypes to show how they can be repurposed to create a range of compelling mechanisms for digital storytelling: from a simple blog-like interface, to interactive images, and even going back to using the most traditional way to tell a good story: the spoken word.


Thursday June 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:00pm

PRESENTATION: IIIF at the Bavarian State Library (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk we want to present the IIIF workflow at the Bavarian State Library, which will be used to make over a million objects available via IIIF (estimated completion time is 2018). We are going to cover the following points: What kind of data does the workflow build upon? How do we generate IIIF Manifests? How do we deliver our IIIF data? How do we ensure acceptable performance? What are the main issues we have been and still are facing? What were the main lessons learned? What's in the pipeline for the future? Since much of the IIIF code we have written is open sourced on GitHub, we will refer to the corresponding projects where appropriate. The aim of the talk is to give an end-to-end example of what a IIIF workflow at a large library can look like, mainly from a technical perspective. It is our impression that currently most technical knowledge about developing real-world IIIF workflows is non-public. We hope to partially close this gap with our walkthrough and to encourage discussions about best practices for IIIF backends (as well as learn a thing or two from questions and criticisms from the audience!)


Thursday June 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group was formed in Februrary 2017 to identify solutions for the discovery of IIIF content by both humans and machines, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/discovery/charter/. The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification group will create specifications that improve the discovery process for IIIF resources, with a focus on leveraging existing techniques and tools, and promoting widespread adoption within the community. It will assist with and steer the implementation of community infrastructure, such as a registry of adopters, validators for the implementations, and transformation tools to generate the required data from existing systems and APIs. If successful, the work will enable the collaborative development of global or thematic registries, search engines and portal applications that allow developers and end users to easily find and use content available via existing IIIF APIs. The IIIF Discovery group charter provides an outline and timeline for anticipated work.

Moderators
MM

Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati

Thursday June 8, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

PRESENTATION: Creating a Digital Critical Edition of a 16th Century Bilingual Manuscript at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Room 5)
Limited Capacity filling up

Andre Del Monte (formerly Yosef Tsarfati di Fez) d. 1587 was one of many Jewish converts of the late 16th and early 17th century who was active as a censor in addition to working for the College of the Neophytes as a preacher for the purpose of converting Jews and educating recent Jewish converts in the ways of their new faith. Of the manuscripts that have been digitized by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, one of Del Monte’s works stands out as unique because it is written in Italian and Hebrew: BAV Neofiti 37. This manuscript provides a unique opportunity to create a digital critical edition not only because of its bilingual nature and rich text, which alludes to the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, but also to other historical events and legends of the Jews. This presentation will highlight the theoretical and technical components of the creation of a digital critical edition, including a live instance of the Vatican manuscript using IIIF/Mirador within a WordPress instance. The discussion will place special consideration on the methodologies and challenges introduced within the work of Apollon, Bélisle, and Régnier from their recent publication Digital Critical Editions (2014, University of Illinois Press).

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Morse

Christopher Morse

Senior Research Computing Specialist, Harvard University
Research technologist at Harvard University, and future doctoral student at the University of Luxembourg. At Harvard I teach IIIF concepts and support its use for faculty and staff in the arts & humanities. Co-creator of http://iiif.harvard.edu.


Thursday June 8, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

PRESENTATION: Towards combining heterogeneous corpora with IIIF (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

The printed books and manuscripts repository of the Goettingen State and University Library contains more than 60.000 digitized historical books, manuscripts, maps, and scholarly collections, with a total of 20 million pages. In the process of renewing the technical infrastructure and appearance of the repository it was obvious that the scientific community would benefit much more from a standardized API, allowing these documents to be easily used and shared across different institutions and technologies. It was concluded to implement the IIIF Image, Presentation and Search APIs. The project team created a front-end as an open source web application, with attention to reusability and modularity, enabling users to browse, search, and view the documents – along with the full texts where available. Manifests are generated directly from the search index based on Apache Solr. This approach is much faster than parsing large metadata files (METS/MODS) on-the-fly, especially in case of some massive documents with up to 10.000 pages. The results will be online in mid-spring, after the testing phase is completed. It is envisaged to use this solution in several other services with similar requirements like DigiZeitschriften (repository for German academic journals – https://www.digizeitschriften.de/startseite/), Nationallizenzen (repository for collaboratively licensed academic resources – http://nl.sub.uni-goettingen.de/), and the Specialized Information Services Programme of Mathematics (https://fidmath.de/en/), the latter of which aims to embed the manuscripts of the Central Archive for German Mathematics Bequests (https://fidmath.de/en/historical-mathematics/zamn/). The future goal is to combine these heterogeneous corpora via IIIF.

Speakers
ZM

Zeki Mustafa Dogan

Deputy Head of Digital Library, University Gottingen
IP

Ingo Pfennigstorf

Developer, University of Göttingen
AR

Ali Reza Sajedi

Software Developer, University of Göttingen
TS

Tobias Schäfer

Frontend Developer, University of Göttingen


Thursday June 8, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group was formed in Februrary 2017 to identify solutions for the discovery of IIIF content by both humans and machines, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/discovery/charter/. The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification group will create specifications that improve the discovery process for IIIF resources, with a focus on leveraging existing techniques and tools, and promoting widespread adoption within the community. It will assist with and steer the implementation of community infrastructure, such as a registry of adopters, validators for the implementations, and transformation tools to generate the required data from existing systems and APIs. If successful, the work will enable the collaborative development of global or thematic registries, search engines and portal applications that allow developers and end users to easily find and use content available via existing IIIF APIs. The IIIF Discovery group charter provides an outline and timeline for anticipated work.

Moderators
MM

Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati

Thursday June 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:30pm

PRESENTATION: Automated image analysis with IIIF (Room 3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

At Cogapp our latest research has focused on image analysis and machine learning using the million images available from the Qatar Digital Library, as well as other IIIF repositories. We started with a simple problem: how to automatically identify "visually interesting" documents (i.e. those with illustrations and diagrams) among the hundreds of thousands that do not have these features. This led us to explore techniques for image analysis, ranging from colour extraction using services such as Imagaa, to machine learning techniques to classify documents after training with sample data sets. For these we used both bespoke software using the Python scikit-learn library, and third-party API services such as Clarifai. In this talk we'll show how to use the IIIF Presentation and Image APIs to gather input, followed by discussing the interesting outcomes from our use of these techniques for bulk image analysis.


Thursday June 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group was formed in Februrary 2017 to identify solutions for the discovery of IIIF content by both humans and machines, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/discovery/charter/. The IIIF Discovery Technical Specification group will create specifications that improve the discovery process for IIIF resources, with a focus on leveraging existing techniques and tools, and promoting widespread adoption within the community. It will assist with and steer the implementation of community infrastructure, such as a registry of adopters, validators for the implementations, and transformation tools to generate the required data from existing systems and APIs. If successful, the work will enable the collaborative development of global or thematic registries, search engines and portal applications that allow developers and end users to easily find and use content available via existing IIIF APIs. The IIIF Discovery group charter provides an outline and timeline for anticipated work.

Moderators
MM

Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati

Thursday June 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:30pm

PRESENTATION: Displaying Palimpsests: Multispectral Imaging with IIIF and Mirador (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Mark and Elizabeth will present a recently completed collaboration between UCLA Library and the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (a non-profit organization) to publish 74 palimpsest manuscripts online. This online publication aims to facilitate the study of these materials, which would otherwise be hindered by geography and the physical properties of the materials. These manuscripts are often fragile and are all palimpsested—original text was removed from the parchment through washing or scraping and then new text was written on the same material. The first text (the “undertext”) can be made more legible through spectral imaging techniques, and that has been the purpose of this project. As a result of making these undertexts legible again, this project has significantly increased the extant corpus of several dead languages. To present these materials to a scholarly audience and make them useful online, the UCLA Library selected IIIF and the Mirador IIIF-compatible image viewer.

 

The primary deliverable of the project is a web application that enables scholars to study spectral images of these manuscripts using a variety of possible workflows. The primary user interface component is a heavily customized instance of Mirador, which provides a rich set of tools to support these workflows. We’ve developed a Java-based IIIF image server in-house, which also helps support our internal workflows for ingesting and managing content. Both of these components were developed with an eye toward use in future projects. We plan to demonstrate examples of our users’ workflows and talk about some of our internal workflows for supporting the project. In particular, we will discuss our implementation of the “choice” aspect of the IIIF Presentation API and the user interface we adopted in Mirador to support that. In addition, we will present findings from user studies with medievalists and imaging scientists about the functionalities of the current website. Finally, we also will share our plan for further development—including incorporating richer metadata and supporting annotations—and discuss some lessons we learned as new adopters of IIIF. For more information see http://www.sinaipalimpsests.org/. 



Thursday June 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma
 
Friday, June 9
 

8:30am

Registration
Friday June 9, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

LIGHTNING TALK: New and fun things to do with Leaflet-IIIF (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

This lightning talk will discuss and demonstrate new functionality in Leaflet-IIIF and some of the unique applications within the IIIF community. Leaflet-IIIF is a lightweight and extensible IIIF Image API JavaScript client which allows for viewing IIIF images with ease. This talk will demonstrate novel examples of the interoperability of IIIF content in using an existing plugin ecosystem.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

PRESENTATION: Scrolling the Canvas: Visualization of Linked Scientific and Humanities Data (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

A critical aspect of shared data is using an easily accessible interface that is interoperable across a wide range of heritage institutions. One area of cultural heritage is that of heritage science, where data is generated about the materiality of heritage materials, whether documents, books, or objects. Linking this data back to a visual rendering of the heritage material begins a process of linked data and integration between science and humanities. Using the IIIF framework, the shared canvas data model can be expanded for integrating these linked scientific analyses to a digital surrogate of a cultural heritage object. There are challenges with this approach for multi and hyper-spectral imaging data due to the additional required layers of metadata in the spectral, spatial and temporal modes, which need to be consistent, and persistent, across sets of canvases. Using hyperspectral imaging, researchers provide new data layers by capturing images of documents in distinct wavebands of the visible and non-visible spectrum. Mapping on the layers of spectral images also allows integration of data from other non-invasive analytical techniques to map objects analytically. We use the term “scriptospatial” to refer to a global information system approach for documents, creating an interactive interface for scholars and scientists to engage with object data. Viewing digital cultural materials in multiple dimensions applies an archaeological approach, uncovering and interconnecting information strata of unique documents. Utilizing an object-oriented approach in conjunction with the data layer allows mapping of spatial and temporal data with increasing complexity for direct sharing and visualization of data. This scriptospatial concept enhances the ability to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and analyses. These relationships support valuable and innovative creative approaches to data integration, while strengthening effective art and scientific collaborations. Scriptospatial mapping of data enables direct sharing and visualization of data to support analysis, with the capture of standardized instrumentation parameters and object metadata. The types of data captured and generated include characterization of pigments and inks on the object, retrieval of lost and obscured text, and illumination of creation methods. Exploiting Linked Data technologies, this information can be embedded and layered within IIIF-based re-presentations of cultural objects, making it readily available, as annotations, via IIIF APIs. The authors have been working to link captured data from a range of historic materials in order to provide web-accessible access to information from fragile historic documents, including the 1507 Waldseemüller World Map and 1513 Ptolemy Geographia. Investigations revealed links to the same printing location allowing a virtual re-connection of previously disparate collection items. Developing an object-oriented approach to data access and sharing requires integration of spectral imaging with data from other sources in a variety of formats. This requires effective spatial metadata to allow linkages to specific locations within the images. This is necessary not only to register locations on the same section of a manuscript leaf in various spectral bands, but also to link other images and transcriptions with the spectral images. Based on geospatial mapping and layering of data used to identify points on satellite images, the same technologies, work processes and skills can be applied to spectral images of manuscripts and using the IIIF framework, expanding current applications to link and annotate layers of heritage and materiality data. Access and interoperability of data are critical elements for any imaging initiative with the establishment of standardized digital protocols for storing and accessing cultural heritage data being vital for interoperability between heritage institutions, and the preservation of international culture in libraries archives, galleries and museums.

Speakers
AC

Alberto Campagnolo

Data curator for Medieval Studies, Library of Congress


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

9:00am

PRESENTATION: Simple Image Presentation Interface - a versatile high-performance open source IIIF-server (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Simple Image Presentation Interface (SIPI) is a versatile, high-performance open source (*) server written in C++ that is fully IIIF compliant. It adds interesting features that are important for the practical deployment of an IIIF server: incorporates the conversion of major image formats into each other (TIFF, J2K, PNG, JPEG), which can be used to convert files into (lossless) J2K images; preserves most metadata (IPTC, EXIF, XMP, ICC profiles) through all conversions; able to deal with and process ICC color profiles (it may on-the-fly convert a J2K-image with an AdobeRGB profile into a JPEG with standard sRGB profile); integrates the Lua scripting language for pre-flight and after-flight processing; implements JSON web tokens (JWT) for authentication. Together with Lua it allows for IIIF conforming authentication; includes a small-footprint web server; supports both http and hits using OpenSSL; and implements caching scheme relying on canonical IIIF-URL's. These and more features make SIPI a very attractive IIIF conforming media server for institutions dealing with large amounts of images. The sources and manual are available on GitHub (https://github.com/dhlab-basel/Sipi). (*) In order to compile the SIPI source with J2K support a valid Kakadu license is required since unfortunately Kakadu is not open source. However binary packages will be provided for most linux variants and OS X as well as docker images.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:00am

DISCUSSION: Building Community (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion will cover ongoing efforts, effective strategies, and next steps for outreach, training, dissemination, and other community-building activities in the IIIF community, including the “Curators of Awesome” and the Awesome-IIIF list (https://github.com/IIIF/awesome-iiif), the “IIIF to Go” initiative led by the University of Toronto, and the Europeana IIIF Task Force. From these examples, we will launch into a broader discussion of what makes IIIF hard to sell and what is generally difficult about bringing technical solutions to a scholarly community, and how we can address these hurdles going forward. Come up with a basic set of principles and strategies for general IIIF dissemination and outreach.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium
ES

Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Friday June 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:15am

LIGHTNING TALK: Zegami - a discovery tool for images (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Zegami is a data visualisation and exploration tool for large collections of images and other visual information. Zegami has been built based on the latest web standards, for the latest web browsers. With support for the IIIF Image and Presentation v2.0 API's, Zegami is a scalable, cloud based image server for any IIIF compatible viewer.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:15am - 9:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

PRESENTATION: Feature and network data extraction from images using IIIF (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will discuss a novel use of IIIF technology, extracting road network data from images using a semi-automated computer vision application. As scholars turn to images for research, extracting operational data from them can often be a time consuming and error prone task. Primary research data for historical road networks can be obtained from images and often times is manually extracted. A recently developed open source software project, Histonets, aims to solve these problems by providing a semi-automated way for users to extract road network data from historic maps. Much of this technology is reliant on the IIIF Image API for delivering images. The presentation will demonstrate the software and some of the other applications for IIIF content.


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

9:30am

PRESENTATION: Extending IIIF to curation and timeline: case studies in cultural heritage, humanities, and natural sciences (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

We present our ongoing work on extending IIIF to curation and timeline applications that are relevant in cultural heritage, humanities, and natural sciences. Our focus is in keeping the current structure of IIIF Presentation API as much as possible, while filling missing parts in the current specification by adding new nodes and links. Our latest development is accessible at http://codh.rois.ac.jp/software/iiif-curation-viewer/ and http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/digital-typhoon/himawari-3g/clipping/.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

PRESENTATION: Going Serverless: The Benefits of using Decentralized Technologies (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover how decentralized technologies like IPFS (Interplanetary File System) apply to IIIF collections. We will explore how institutions can use the decentralized web to open up new avenues for patron engagement while, at the same time, reducing IT operational overhead. Matt Zumwalt, from the team creating the IPFS protocol, will give an overview of the growing trend towards "serverless", decentralized, content-addressed approaches to storage, dissemination and processing of digital information. He'll show how these approaches create new ways for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums to provide discovery, preservation and access services directly on top of the content that patrons create and use, without requiring patrons to submit their data into yet another silo.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

9:30am

DISCUSSION: Building Community, Continued (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion will cover ongoing efforts, effective strategies, and next steps for outreach, training, dissemination, and other community-building activities in the IIIF community, including the “Curators of Awesome” and the Awesome-IIIF list (https://github.com/IIIF/awesome-iiif), the “IIIF to Go” initiative led by the University of Toronto, and the Europeana IIIF Task Force. From these examples, we will launch into a broader discussion of what makes IIIF hard to sell and what is generally difficult about bringing technical solutions to a scholarly community, and how we can address these hurdles going forward. Come up with a basic set of principles and strategies for general IIIF dissemination and outreach.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium
ES

Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

DISCUSSION: Building Community, Continued (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion will cover ongoing efforts, effective strategies, and next steps for outreach, training, dissemination, and other community-building activities in the IIIF community, including the “Curators of Awesome” and the Awesome-IIIF list (https://github.com/IIIF/awesome-iiif), the “IIIF to Go” initiative led by the University of Toronto, and the Europeana IIIF Task Force. From these examples, we will launch into a broader discussion of what makes IIIF hard to sell and what is generally difficult about bringing technical solutions to a scholarly community, and how we can address these hurdles going forward. Come up with a basic set of principles and strategies for general IIIF dissemination and outreach.

Speakers
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Sheila Rabun

IIIF Community and Communications Officer, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium
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Emma Stanford

Digital Support & Community Engagement Officer, Bodleian Libraries


Friday June 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

PRESENTATION: “IIIF-First”: delivering on the promise of interoperability (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

We have been developing a platform that integrates a number of services which let you enrich any IIIF content - it may be your own, hosted on this platform or not, or may be any IIIF content anywhere in the world. Services include: deriving new manifests from existing IIIF resources (for example, taking an images-first approach to describing large unstructured archives), extracting text from images via OCR, automated annotation through machine learning - image analysis, entity recognition, human annotation through crowdsourcing or expert contribution, W3C compliant annotation server, and a IIIF-aware search server that provides both discovery of resources and search within resources. We have built plugins for Omeka S for easy surfacing of multiple-service-enriched IIIF content. Combining these open-standards-based techniques into an integrated platform allows projects of any size to take advantage of the interoperability offered by IIIF through sets of integrated services. And if you don’t have any IIIF yet, the platform will turn your images and AV content into IIIF resources.

Speakers
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Matt McGrattan

Head of Digital Library Solutions, Digirati


Friday June 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

PRESENTATION: Integrating IIIF with Fedora by leveraging API-X (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Many institutions which intend to use IIIF to disseminate content are also interested in using Fedora to manage that content. Because Fedora and IIIF are built on the principles of linked data, IIIF data models and services can be connected to content stored in Fedora. The API Extension Architecture (API-X), https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Design+-+API+Extension+Architecture, is a framework for extending the native functionality of Fedora which could be used to integrate Fedora and IIIF. Since API-X is HTTP middleware, API-X is decoupled from the implementation details of Fedora. API-X can be used to add behaviors to Fedora objects as well as modify how Fedora objects are expressed. This talk will describe the basic concepts of API-X, how to leverage API-X to bind services to linked data repository objects, and integration patterns that allow one to expose and discover IIIF services on repository objects.


Friday June 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

10:00am

PRESENTATION: Mirador @ KU Leuven (Belgium) (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

10:30am

Coffee Break
Friday June 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

LIGHTNING TALK: IIIF hosting with Omeka S and Google Drive (Room 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Hosting service for scanned images providing IIIF Image API for uploaded TIFFs and JPEGs now integrates with Omeka S (and linked open data) and with Google Drive (and Chromebooks).


Friday June 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

PRESENTATION: Interoperable Peer-to-Peer Research with IIIF and IPFS (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

IIIF allows the interoperable display and sharing of annotations and scholarly collections of image materials. Drew Winget (Stanford) and Ed Silverton (Digirati) will demonstrate how the representation of collections and annotations as IIIF linked data enables live, interoperable updating and persistence of these resources between the Mirador and Universal Viewer client software. The demonstration simulates the workflow of a small research group, who uses their client software of choice, along with the IPFS Peer-to-Peer persistence layer, to collaborate to build up collections of interesting material from different repositories and annotate them, saving their shared data for future sessions.

Speakers
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Edward Silverton

Senior Consultant, Holoscene


Friday June 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

PRESENTATION: The Promise and Challenge of Dating Sharing Between Scholars and Libraries (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

IIIF has opened the gateway for a powerful distributed and networked collaboration between research groups and cultural heritage institutions. As libraries make more and more image data available to scholars, research groups are creating more and more data that can enrich the image viewing environment. IIIF offers the potential for seamlessly integrating these related data sets. However, there are technical and social challenges to realizing this potential. This presentation would be a follow up on last year’s discussion of data sharing via webmention (http://lombardpress.org/2016/04/16/iiif-webmentions/). The new development presented here would offer the community evidence and concrete examples of a growing interest in this kind of automated data sharing. Participants: SCTA Data Sharing with Harvard Manuscripts from Chip Goins (Harvard) and Sharing SCTA and Princeton Geniza data with Penn and Cambridge: a report from the Penn, Princeton, Cambridge meeting held in March 2017 from Jeffrey C. Witt (Loyola University Maryland). The two presentations would offer examples and reports on active attempts to facilitate this kind collaboration between scholars and libraries, as well as reflections on some of the institutional challenges facing this kind of data sharing.

Speakers
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Chip Goines

software engineer, Harvard University


Friday June 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:00am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Newspapers Community Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Newspapers Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF for newspapers, serials, or similar textual documents. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

LIGHTNING TALK: Ten Thousand Rooms and More - IIIF for Research Communities (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

For a couple years now, two research projects at Yale University in digital humanities have adopted IIIF in their efforts to manage their workflows, showcase the work, and enable collaboration among researchers. Ten Thousand Rooms is a community-oriented project for studying pre-modern Chinese literary texts, and Life of the Buddha is about presentation of annotated mural paintings from a monastry in Tibet.

Our software development is driven mainly by use cases of annotations which were rather unique in the early stages of the projects but now it seems more widely shared in the research community. While the system has many components in the background, the core user experience (UX) is built around Mirador.

We have met and solved quite a few interesting challenges in extending and embedding Mirador in our application, which we will showcase in the lightning talk and the demo session.


Speakers
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Seong-June Kim

Lead Software Engineer, Yale University


Friday June 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

PRESENTATION: Metadata aggregation of IIIF Resources at Europeana: status, plans and cooperation opportunities (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will start with the current status of the work at Europeana in discovery of IIIF cultural heritage resources, with the particular focus of metadata aggregation. It will cover the ongoing research activities and the operational procedures for ingestion of IIIF resources. The presentation will follow with the plans of further activities, also in relation to the IIIF Discovery Technical Specification Group, and a discussion of cooperation possibilities in this context.


Friday June 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:30am

DISCUSSION: IIIF Newspapers Community Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Newspapers Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF for newspapers, serials, or similar textual documents. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

11:45am

LIGHTNING TALK: Developments in Sharing Advanced Image Data with IIIF (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Following up on last year's lightning talk "Challenges Displaying Complex Image Data", this talk will address how advanced imaging projects are beginning to tap IIIF as a tool for sharing multispectral and other images. This includes prototype work to seamlessly integrate IIIF into multispectral imaging systems and work processes. Development of operating software which generates json files can offer a unified IIIF infrastructure within the advanced digitization environment. This includes collaborating with suppliers to align advanced digitization systems to the requirements for IIIF interoperability. Examples of nascent efforts to tap IIIF for multispectral image sharing include the University of Manchester John Rylands Library, UCLA efforts to use a Mirador Viewer to display processed palimpsest images from St. Catherine’s Monastery, operating software development for multispectral systems, and mummy cartonnage imaging with multiple technologies https://www.wired.com/2016/10/x-rays-revealing-mysterious-writings-mummy-coffins/. This presentation is intended to provide insight into initial efforts to use IIIF in 1) displaying images from complex objects, 2) navigating between multiple views of the same object, and 3) displaying descriptive information about the image capture and processing and results of research into the object. This lightning talk would be suitable as a part of a session on new and advanced technologies, or as part of a panel discussion.


Friday June 9, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

PRESENTATION: Distributed document image analysis (Room 3)
Limited Capacity filling up

Google has revolutionized the world of large-scale digital libraries by providing page-level content analysis, through the use of optical character recognition, giving users the ability to search for, and retrieve individual page images. However, the Google approach, and similar efforts, has required direct access to and hosting of the digital images, which requires expensive data storage and management solutions. In this talk we will describe our efforts at building distributed document image analysis systems. This approach uses the IIIF Image API as a means of accessing and retrieving remote images from several institutions, then applying document recognition techniques, such as optical character recognition, to them. The results of these processes are stored in search and retrieval systems, while the IIIF Image URL is used as the locator for these images. These retrieval systems are then capable of performing content-based search on the collections, while the IIIF Image URL is used to retrieve, from the host institution, the original image. With this approach, the intellectual contents of image collections across institutions can be brought together in purpose-built retrieval systems. Use cases include optical character recognition, but could also include manuscript illumination identification, scribal identification, woodcut similarity, or any number of other image analysis techniques. Using distributed document image recognition, bespoke search engines for institutional collections can be made and supported by third parties, giving broader cross-institutional content-level access to collections.

Friday June 9, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 3 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

PRESENTATION: Integrating IIIF into Digital Archive - Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead (Room 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

We recently incorporated IIIF Image API and IIIF Presentation API into our Digital Archive solution, and also have been conducting several experimental activities using other IIIF APIs. In this presentation session, we will report benefits achieved, lessons learned and challenges ahead through our activities.


Friday June 9, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 1 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Newspapers Community Group, Continued (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Newspapers Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF for newspapers, serials, or similar textual documents. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

12:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF A/V Technical Specification Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF A/V Technical Specification group is actively working on developing IIIF specifications for Audio and Video content as an extension of the IIIF Presentation API, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/av/charter/ - all with interest in IIIF for A/V are welcome. 

Agenda/Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XtTwUOn3DDg5w4w5TZygSQ3BG_FQPwvbNH5Hc2gPxoo/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Manuscripts Community Group (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Manuscripts Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF and manuscripts. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF A/V Technical Specification Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF A/V Technical Specification group is actively working on developing IIIF specifications for Audio and Video content as an extension of the IIIF Presentation API, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/av/charter/ - all with interest in IIIF for A/V are welcome. 

Agenda/Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XtTwUOn3DDg5w4w5TZygSQ3BG_FQPwvbNH5Hc2gPxoo/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

2:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Manuscripts Community Group (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Manuscripts Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF and manuscripts. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF A/V Technical Specification Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF A/V Technical Specification group is actively working on developing IIIF specifications for Audio and Video content as an extension of the IIIF Presentation API, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/av/charter/ - all with interest in IIIF for A/V are welcome. 

Agenda/Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XtTwUOn3DDg5w4w5TZygSQ3BG_FQPwvbNH5Hc2gPxoo/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

3:30pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Manuscripts Community Group (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Manuscripts Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF and manuscripts. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF A/V Technical Specification Group (Room 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF A/V Technical Specification group is actively working on developing IIIF specifications for Audio and Video content as an extension of the IIIF Presentation API, according to the group charter: http://iiif.io/community/groups/av/charter/ - all with interest in IIIF for A/V are welcome. 

Agenda/Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XtTwUOn3DDg5w4w5TZygSQ3BG_FQPwvbNH5Hc2gPxoo/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 2 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

4:00pm

DISCUSSION: IIIF Manuscripts Community Group (Room 5)
Limited Capacity seats available

The IIIF Manuscripts Community Group is open to all parties interested in IIIF and manuscripts. All are welcome.

Moderators
Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

7:00pm

Optional: Happy Hour in Vatican Museum Garden + Open Tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
The Vatican Museum is open on Friday evenings in June. Conference attendees and any guests are welcome to join other conference participants for a happy hour in the Vatican Museum Garden, followed by an open tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Tickets must be purchased on your own in advance, but groups can sign up and organize on the Friday Happy Hour sign-up sheet. Tickets are 35 Euros per person and can be purchased for three different times: 19:00 (7pm), 20:00 (8pm), or 21:00 (9pm).

The sign-up sheet provides instructions for purchasing a ticket: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tiPJslx96awNJzBtoHB2kqwLggMWXPyYvJC4tRb8NMw/edit#heading=h.tnzlp3kinqy

Friday June 9, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Vatican Museum Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma, Italy