Paper 45

2018 Washington conference submission

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Here comes Mirador 3

Stuart Snydman - Stanford University (United States), Drew Winget - Stanford University (United States), Gary Geisler - Stanford University (United States), Jack Reed - Stanford University (United States)

Abstract: The Mirador community has begun planning the next version of the software, Mirador 3. Mirador 3 will reconceive both the user experience and technical approach, learning from the past five years of global adoption by a diversity of users and institutions for a wide range of uses. Mirador 3 is imagined as an extensible, plugin-based platform that will support viewing, comparison, analysis, and annotation of digital media. It will be built to operate as a stand-alone application, an embeddable viewer, and a desktop application for offline use. It will be easily extensible so that plugins can be created to support specialized features and complex use cases. The project will embrace the best practices of collaborative community software development that will simplify the process of plugin creation and contribution. And, of course, it will support the latest developments in the IIIF technical framework.

This presentation will introduce the IIIF community to the development plans and roadmap for Mirador 3. We will describe the rationale, present the roadmap, and share current design documents, technical plans, and proofs of concept.

Presentation type: 20 minute presentations (plus 5 mins questions)


  • IIIF-compatible software and experimentation


  • Viewers,
  • Open-source software,
  • Comparison,
  • Annotation