Storiiies Editor - Digital Storytelling Powered by IIIF

Andy Cummins - Cogapp (UK), Jon White - Cogapp (UK)

Presentation type: Lightning talk


Demonstrated a couple of years ago at the IIIF Vatican event Cogapp has created This platform allows users to create digital stories around a given IIIF image. Advanced use-cases involve interpretation overlaid on a deep-zoom interface.

Since we last spoke about this platform we have taken it a step further and created an editing interface so that the underlying IIIF magic is essentially invisible. Any user can now create their own story and have it told with no prior knowledge of IIIF.

In this lightning talk we will demonstrate this interface and offer it up for use by educators and interested parties all over the world in the hope that this tool can further drive uptake of IIIF and demonstrate the types of experience that IIIF makes possible.


  • Annotation, including full-text or academic use cases,
  • IIIF Implementation Spectrum: large-scale or small-scale projects,
  • Interoperability in IIIF contexts,
  • Implementations of IIIF outside of North America/Europe,
  • IIIF communities (3D, archives, museums, manuscripts, newspapers, etc.)