Presentation type: Lightning talkAbstract:
Using IIIF to Catalogue Ethiopian Binding Decoration
Gerlinde Schneider, Sean M. Winslow
The Madgwas project aims at the creation of a database for the identification, cataloguing, and dating of Ethiopian manuscript binding tools and decoration. The database is intended to be an expandable resource, which uses semantic technologies to establish and visualize relations between a large number of tools and decorative patterns as well as their actual appearance on individual manuscripts. Relevant image resources are provided via several collections such as the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme, Princeton Library, and the Digital Bodleian, which are increasingly available through IIIF.
This talk shows how we reuse these resources and leverage the IIIF APIs for the realization of this concrete digital humanities project.
Further, we will discuss how how we integrate IIIF information within the context of our RDF data model.
The Madgwas database is an interesting use case for the compilation of distributed image data provided by different organizations and for the possibilities provided by IIIF when it comes to the unique addressing of image regions.
- Annotation, including full-text or academic use cases,
- Discovering IIIF resources,
- Interoperability in IIIF contexts