2019 IIIF Showcase in Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday 04 November 2019

On Monday, November 4th, the University of Michigan Library, Artstor, and the IIIF Consortium will host a special day-long IIIF Showcase to introduce newcomers to IIIF.

  • If you are interested in engaging with other museum, library, archive and technical professionals…
  • If you are ready to learn more about using and sharing your institution’s images…
  • If you’d like to know more about IIIF…

…then we would love to have you join us at the IIIF Showcase. All are welcome!

Come join us for a day-long free event that will educate, inspire, and reinvent your technical infrastructure. The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to guarantee yourself a spot! All event proceedings will be in English unless otherwise noted.

Showcase registration available on Eventbrite. - Note onsite registration is also available.

Who is it for?

The IIIF Showcase is an event for people new to IIIF to get an overview and discover the latest developments in a single event (though it offers something for everyone, so returning attendees are welcome as well!). It assumes no previous experience with IIIF and will cover the full gamut of IIIF from the basics to Showcases of the latest developments in the IIIF Community.

Location: Rackham Amphitheatre, Rackham Graduate School, 4th floor

Note: Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, so make sure your watch and/or devices are set to the right time (you can always check time.is if you need to check or compare two places).

Time Session Presenter
08:30am - 10:00am Arrival, Registration and Tea/Coffee
10:00am - 10:10am Welcome Maurice York, University of Michigan
Piotr Adamczyk, Artstor
Aliya Reich, CLIR
10:20am - 10:40am Introduction to IIIF Josh Hadro, IIIF Consortium
10:40am - 12:00pm IIIF community use cases
IIIF and University of Michigan Libraries Chris Powell and Roger Espinosa, University of Michigan Libraries
IIIF and Artstor Will Groppe, Artstor
IIIF and Museums Tina Shah, Art Institute of Chicago
IIIF A/V Tom Crane, Digirati
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel: "Getting IIIF Up and Running at Your Institution"
Chair: Rebecca Hirsch,Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
Stefano Cossu, J. Paul Getty Trust
Rashmi Singhal, Harvard University
Tina Shah, Art Institute of Chicago
Ben Bakelaar, St. Louis University
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:50pm IIIF Looking Forward
IIIF APIs and State of Affairs, and Affordances IIIF offers (including AI/ML, etc.) Rob Sanderson, Getty
Indigenous Digital Archive project Anna Naruta-Moya, Indigenous Digital Archive
Teaching and Learning with IIIF Mario Einaudi, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Fun with IIIF Jack Reed, Stanford University
5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception at The Greyline
100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For accommodation and travel information please see the logistics page.

What will I learn?

  • How to adopt IIIF at your institution
  • Leveraging open source software to get more out of your collection of images and video
  • Use cases and best practices from IIIF adopters
  • The latest developments in the community including IIIF A/V
  • Cutting-edge use cases including applications of AI/Machine Learning
  • And more!


The IIIF Showcase will be held in the Rackham Amphitheatre:

Rackham Graduate School, 4th floor 915 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA


This map is designed as a guide to locate suggested parking for the IIIF Showcase. The Maynard Parking Structure is city owned, and the Palmer Structure is university owned. Access to the Palmer Structure is off of Washtenaw Avenue. All spaces are on a first come basis. The rate is $1.80/hour for both lots.

Disability Parking

Accessible parking is available in both lots. A state-issued disability placard/license plate must be displayed. Payment of the regular hourly parking fee is required, unless the individual’s state-issued disability permit has an official FREE PARKING designation.