IIIF Showcase - Toronto - 2017

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IIIF Showcase - Toronto - 2017

Join the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community on Tuesday, October 10 at the University of Toronto for an evening showcase demonstrating the power and potential of interoperable image delivery on the Web, followed by a reception at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Embraced by a large and growing number of the world’s leading research and cultural heritage organizations, IIIF provides an open framework for publishing digital image-based resources, to be viewed, shared, cited, annotated, and more by any compatible image-viewing application. The program will provide an introduction to IIIF, exploring how institutions are leveraging IIIF to improve image delivery solutions, while simultaneously providing new and rich features and functionality for a world-class end user experience. As a community-driven initiative, we welcome anyone with an interest to participate in this growing movement and take advantage of the common framework.

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.

This event will be conducted in English. Attendance is free, and widespread dissemination of the event is encouraged. Registration is required in order to ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.


  • Registration: Registration is required.
  • Date: October 10, 4pm-8pm
  • Location: The University of Toronto - Robarts Library
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend
  • Capacity: 70
  • Code of Conduct: The IIIF Code of Conduct applies
  • Social Media: Tweets about the event should use #iiif and @iiif_io


For those who may choose to stay overnight, we have a hotel block with discounted rates available for October 10:

Park Hyatt Hotel (4 Avenue Road)


Tuesday, October 10

University of Toronto, Robarts Library - Blackburn Room

Time Plenary Session Presenters
3:30PM - 4:00 Coffee and Registration  
4:00 - 4:10 Welcome and Logistics Julia King (University of Toronto) and Sheila Rabun (IIIF)
4:10 - 4:30 Introductions  
4:30 - 4:45 What is IIIF? Glen Robson (IIIF) and Sheila Rabun (IIIF)
4:45 - 5:00 IIIF at the University of Toronto Rachel DiCresce (University of Toronto)
5:00 - 5:10 IIIF in the Classroom Alexandra Bolintineanu (University of Toronto)
5:20 - 5:30 IIIF at the Folger Shakespeare Library Eric Johnson (The Folger Shakespeare Library)
5:30 - 5:40 Image-based Research with IIIF Michael Appleby (Yale Center for British Art)
5:40 - 6:00 Discussion and Q&A Karen Estlund (Pennsylvania State University)

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Time Event  
6:00PM - 8:00 Light Reception (appetizers, beer, wine)