Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

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Monday, December 11 • 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Advances in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Community

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The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community is comprised of a growing number of the world's leading university, state, and national libraries, museums, galleries, archives, software firms, research institutions, and cultural heritage organizations working with digital images on the web. Now at version 2.1.1, the IIIF specifications have become the shared standard for digital image repositories. In the past year, the IIIF community has embarked on multiple projects and collaborations to advance the usefulness and adoption of IIIF across the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) landscape and beyond. With two dedicated staff (a community manager and a technical coordinator) now working on behalf of the IIIF Consortium, and a growing community of active contributors, the initiative is poised to move forward through the following projects:

- Expanding the IIIF Presentation API to include time-based audio/visual materials (draft specifications are currently being tested by the Avalon Media System team and the British Library)
- Consulting partnership with the American Art Collaborative, and future consulting engagements
- Multi-institutional collaboration to improve OpenJPEG, an open-source JPEG2000 codec
- Partnership with DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute)
- Increased collaboration with Japanese cultural heritage institutions, recent IIIF events in Japan
- Increased locally-organized events (Harvard meet-up in September, London event at the V&A in November)
- Exploration of STEM use cases, and potential for 3D and IIIF

In addition, in the past year, the IIIF specifications have been adopted by a number of institutions (the Smithsonian Institution, Folger Shakespeare Library, and National Gallery of Art are the latest institutions to join the IIIF Consortium) and software packages such as CONTENTdm, and ExLibris' Rosetta and Alma. This project briefing will cover the latest experiments, applications, and highlights of adoption over the past year, updates on the specific projects listed above, and an overview of how interested parties can get involved with the growing IIIF community. This session will be of interest to parties from all institutions responsible for digital image repositories.


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Karen Estlund

Associate Dean for Technoogy and Digital Strategie, Penn State University

Monday December 11, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm