The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce its fourth workshop, the last in the series being offered during the 2017-2018 VRAF Regional Workshop Program. Registration is now live for The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it? workshop, to be hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, and held on May 11, 2018. This day-long workshop, is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information, museum, and educational communities, and anyone interested in visual culture. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.
Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Digital images are a container for much of the information content in the web-based delivery of images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and archival materials. Yet much of the Internet’s image-based resources are locked up in silos, with access restricted to bespoke, locally built applications. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of shared application programming interface (API) specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. The IIIF is comprised of and driven by a community of libraries, museums, archives, software companies, and other organizations working together to create, test, refine, implement and promote the IIIF specifications. This workshop will provide a clear and thorough understanding of what IIIF is, how it works, and how it can be applied to enhance image access and resource sharing.
“The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it?” workshop will be taught by Ben Brumfield and Sara Carlstead Brumfield of Brumfield Labs. Ben and Sara have been working with IIIF for years, participating and presenting in IIIF groups on discovery and manuscripts, and leading workshops for museums and libraries. Their technical projects include building IIIF support into FromThePage, a manuscript transcription software and developing Pontiiif, an IIIF manifest search engine.
To register for The International Image Interoperability Framework: What is it, and how can I use it? and to learn more about the workshop, visit https://vrafoundation.com/iiif_utaustin/. The fee for this day-long workshop is $125.
For questions about registration or the workshop, contact Steven Kowalik, VRAF Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).