Digital Mappa 2.0 and IIIF Presentation API

Nick Laiacona - Performant Software Solutions LLC (United States of America)

Presentation type: Lightning talk


Digital Mappa (DM for short) is a freely available online environment for creating projects out of digital images and texts. The premise of DM is simple and powerful: if you have a collection of digital images and/or texts, you should be able to produce an online resource that links together specific moments on these images and texts together, annotate these moments as much as you want, collaborate with others on this work, have the content you produce be searchable, and publish this work to others or the public as you wish. And you should be able to do this with little technical expertise.

DM 2.0 is the latest version, rewritten to take advantage of new UX technologies and IIIF. With DM 2.0, users can drag and drop a manifest into a project and instantly populate it with images from around the world. This makes it easy to bring together material from a wide range of sources, annotate them extensively, and then publish an exhibit to the web.


  • Annotation, including full-text or academic use cases