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How to Join the IIIF Consortium and Membership Benefits

To join the IIIF Consortium, send an email to admin@iiif.io

IIIF is a grassroots, community-driven effort to make digital image and audio/visual resource delivery more effective and sustainable for institutions and end users. We rely on IIIF Consortium (IIIF-C) members to provide leadership and sustainability in support of our shared goals:

  • To give scholars an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image and audio/visual resources hosted around the world.
  • To define and adopt a set of common application programming interfaces that support interoperability between digitized asset repositories.
  • To develop, cultivate and document shared technologies, such as media servers and web clients, that provide a world-class user experience in viewing, comparing, manipulating and annotating image and audio/visual resources.

IIIF-C Membership contributions provide direct funding for supporting staff, training and communications infrastructure, outreach, growth, and adoption of the IIIF initiative.

IIIF-C Members are:

  • Shaping the IIIF agenda and roadmap for future development
  • Driving local and community benefits via interoperability by formally supporting and implementing IIIF in its successive versions
  • Serving as a global technology leaders

The potential for the use of IIIF and growth of the IIIF community is endless — wherever digital image and audio/visual resources are present, there is an opportunity for interoperability via IIIF. Lead the effort to expand the benefits of interoperability for all as part of the IIIF-C.

Why embrace the IIIF Consortium?

  • A chance to be at the forefront of digital innovation with a global community of leaders
  • Reap the benefits of driving development and adoption of an open, international standard
  • Get access to a peer community of like-minded and forward-thinking institutions

Benefits of Full Membership

  • Representation on the IIIF Technical Review Committee which guides technical development of IIIF specs
  • Eligibility to serve on the Executive Committee and Operating Committee, which provide IIIF governance
  • Institution-wide special rates for IIIF Conference registration
  • Priority attendance at IIIF Working meetings and other events
  • Priority technical advice

Benefits of Associate Membership

  • Ability to nominate a representative to serve on the IIIF Technical Review Committee which guides technical development of IIIF specs (a number up to half the total number of associate member institutions (rounding up) may be elected to serve on the TRC)
  • Priority attendance at IIIF Working meetings and other events

To join the IIIF Consortium, send an email to admin@iiif.io.