Paper 58

2018 Washington conference submission

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The Mirador Ecosystem: Current State and Future Directions (with the Mirador Contributors)

Andrew Winget - Stanford University (United States), Rashmi Singhal - Harvard University (United States), Jeffrey Witt - Loyola University Maryland (United States)

Abstract: The Mirador IIIF comparison and annotation tool has seen global adoption over the last five years and is now used in many kinds of institutions and projects both as a fully-featured research tool and a scriptable component. Come speak with three core contributors about the current state of the Mirador open source project and where it is headed next. We will discuss the experience of writing and deploying the software in several different research and access contexts, what we’ve learned, and how these lessons can be incorporated into the next iteration: Mirador 3. A greater emphasis will be placed on how Mirador 3 can more fully support the wide array of applications Mirador has seen, with plans for a new completely rewritten architecture, community plugin system, tailored distributions, and desktop and mobile versions.

Presentation type: 60 minute discussion


  • IIIF enabled collaboration,
  • Discovery of IIIF resources,
  • IIIF-compatible software and experimentation,
  • Training materials and documentation


  • IIIF,
  • Mirador,
  • API,
  • Ecosystem,
  • Mirador 3