UV Half Day Showcase and Workshops

Edward Silverton - Mnemoscene (UK), Tom Crane - Digirati (UK)

Presentation type: Workshop


The UV Workshop is divided into two sessions. The first will showcase recent developments, including:

- The establishment of a Steering Committee for

the Universal Viewer

- The IIIF AV support for the British Library’s Save our

Sounds programme

- A look at the British Library’s recent user testing


- Progress on IIIF-Commons libraries and components

- An exciting new 3D extension built in collaboration with https://morphosource.org

We will introduce the UV’s possible roadmap for the next 12 months, such as the British Library’s UV Phase 3 project, support for more display of textual content and other annotations, OCR, and geolocation enhancements. If you have questions and/or suggestions for the UV’s directions, bring them along!

After the break we’ll split into two parts.

- One session will continue to look at the user experience of the Universal Viewer in more depth, and dig into usage scenarios and the roadmap.

- The other session will be a round-table developer session, hands-on at times, for answering technical questions and exploring the potential for reusable code libraries.


  • Annotation, including full-text or academic use cases,
  • Audio/Visual use cases for IIIF,
  • IIIF communities (3D, archives, museums, manuscripts, newspapers, etc.)


  • UV,
  • universal viewer,
  • IIIF,
  • web components,
  • 3D