IIIF Week -- Online Events - June 1-5, 2020

IIIF Week Online is a series of free online events introducing IIIF’s capabilities and community, sharing demonstrations of IIIF implementations, and discussing the future of IIIF, digital strategy for cultural heritage, and digital research needs.

While we are saddened by the need to postpone our annual conference, previously scheduled to take place the same week, we recognize this is an opportunity for many to attend who otherwise would not have been able due to budgets, travel restrictions, and other obligations. We look forward to bringing together a wider group of the IIIF community during this virtual event.

IIIF Week sessions are developed for both newcomers and experienced implementers, and include specially scheduled times to allow attendees to form regional community connections in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and more. You may sign up for all events during the week, or just the ones that interest you.

All event proceedings will be in English unless otherwise indicated, and all sessions will be recorded and made available following the conference.

Interested attendees may also sign up for a workshop on getting started with IIIF the week following the conference. For further details and registration see the IIIF Hands on workshop section.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via events@iiif.io.

Full Event Calendar


The sessions below are listed in chronological order.

IIIF Hands on workshop

June 8th to June 12th


The week following the online conference there will be a chance to get hands on experience with IIIF and learn the skills to get started. This will be an online course and places will be limited. It will involve daily zoom presentations from tutors, and drop-in help session following the online tutorial. The course will cover:

  • Getting started with the Image API
  • Creating IIIF Manifests with the Bodleian manifest editor
  • Annotating IIIF resources and setting up an annotation server
  • Introduction to various IIIF tools for scholarship

Participants will need a laptop on which they can install software and should be able to commit a minimum of 2 hours per day for the 5 day course. No prior knowledge of IIIF is required and the core sessions should be easily accessible to those with confidence using the Web. Optional sessions will give those interested the opportunity to tackle more complex tasks.