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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.

Logistics

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


Full Event Calendar


Sessions

The sessions below are listed in chronological order.


Monday, June 1st

IIIF Week Opening Panel: Responding to Current Events with Digital Collections Strategy

Presenters:

  • Emmanuelle Bermès, Deputy Director for Services and Networks at BnF
  • Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager at Wellcome Collection
  • Kate Zwaard, Director of Digital Strategy at the Library of Congress

Description: This panel will focus on the strategies developed and deployed by major IIIF-implementing institutions. Digital Strategy has always been a moving target, necessarily taking into account impact models and institution-specific theories of change while also incorporating evolving user needs and accounting for iterating new technologies. In light of a global pandemic that has perhaps permanently altered common paths of inquiry – from academic scholarship to the satisfaction of curiosity – these strategies are liable to change further, in ways both predictable and not. Join us for a conversation with leaders from three world-class institutions as they meld innovative and responsive digital strategy with unique culture and legacy.

Intended audience: All are welcome! Anyone interested in the path forward for libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions working to present digitized materials to meet a broad set of demands. No experience with IIIF required.

IIIF Week: Brazil Welcome Session

Facilitator / Facilitadores: Bruno Buccalon (Instituto Moreira Salles), Leonardo Germani (Tainacan)

Description: A non-technical conversation welcoming to IIIF newcomers, and a time for references and Q&A in Portuguese. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with other Portuguese-speaking IIIF enthusiasts, commenting on the week highlights and suggesting sessions.

Intended audience: This session will be conducted in Portuguese, but no IIIF experience required.

Descrição: Uma conversa de boas-vindas sobre IIIF para novatos, com referências em português e tempo para perguntas e respostas. Venha conhecer outras pessoas de países lusófonos interessadas no IIIF, conversar sobre os destaques da semana e descobrir quais apresentações podem ser mais interessantes para você.

Público esperado: A conversa será em português, sem necessidade de experiência prévia com IIIF.

Obs.: Essa reunião via Zoom tem senha (331790), que será publicada aqui e no canal #IIIF-Week do Slack em data próxima ao evento.

IIIF Week: Introduction to IIIF (Option A)

Presenter: Meg O’Hearn, Community & Events Coordinator, IIIF Consortium

Description: This non-technical session will cover the basics of IIIF technology and the IIIF Community, including why the framework is helpful, how it works, and examples of how it can be used. This time slot is intended to be convenient for attendees in North, Central, and South America.

Intended audience: Beginner level – Maybe you’ve heard about IIIF before, but want to know about the details and how IIIF might work for you and/or your institution. Or maybe you already know a bit, but you want more info on how to connect with the IIIF Community.


Tuesday, June 2nd

IIIF Week: China Showcase

Facilitator: Joe Song

Description: Although the adoption of IIIF in China is in its infancy, it’s exciting to see that institutions with applications like image-intensive displays, 3d modeling, and knowledge graphs are leveraging the utility of IIIF as a standard way to share images with other globally renowned organizations. We are excited to share with the community our unique experience in trying to express Chinese culture heritage, such as traditional painting, calligraphy and seal books via the IIIF Image API and Presentation API. Furthermore, an ingenuous way of integrating professional image tools with IIIF to implement one-click publish to the cloud will be discussed in detail. All in all, welcome to IIIF 2020 China Showcase!

Intended audience: This session will be held in Chinese, and all levels of IIIF experience are welcome.

IIIF Week: Introduction to IIIF (Option B)

Presenter: Glen Robson, Technical Coordinator, IIIF Consortium

Description: This non-technical session will cover the basics of IIIF technology and the IIIF Community, including why the framework is helpful, how it works, and examples of how it can be used. This time slot is intended to be convenient for attendees in the UK, Europe, and Africa.

Intended audience: Beginner level – Maybe you’ve heard about IIIF before, but want to know about the details and how IIIF might work for you and/or your institution. Or maybe you already know a bit, but you want more info on how to connect with the IIIF Community.

IIIF Week: Museums Showcase

Facilitators: IIIF Museums Community Group Co-Chairs

Description: Learn about how museums are using IIIF to further education, provide access to their collections and be relevant amongst pop culture. Participating institutions: The Getty, National Museum of Scotland, and others.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in museum-sector efforts, no IIIF experience required.

IIIF Executive Committee Meeting

Open to Executive Committee members only

IIIF Week: Mirador 3 Showcase

Facilitators: Jack Reed and Camille Villa, Stanford University Libraries

Description: This session will showcase the Mirador 3 IIIF viewer [https://projectmirador.org/], an open source, web based, multi-window image viewing platform. Mirador 3 offers some familiar functionality and new features which we will highlight.

IIIF Week: Maps Showcase

Facilitators: IIIF Maps Community Group Co-Chairs

Description: This session will showcase the work of the IIIF Maps Community Group in its efforts to add support to the Presentation API for geolocating IIIF content and enabling georeferencing of historic and digitized maps.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in the intersection of maps and IIIF, no extensive IIIF experience required.


Wednesday, June 3rd

IIIF Week: Japan Showcase

Facilitator: Akihiko Takano, National Institute of Informatics

Description: This session will showcase the recent activities related to IIIF in Japan. The following nine speakers will report about their projects. Speakers are: Asanobu Kitamoto (NII), Kiyonori Nagasaki (DHII), Nobuhiko Kikuchi (Kansai Univ.), Chifumi Nishioka (Kyoto Univ.), Yuta Hashimoto (National Museum of Japanese History), Natsuko Yoshiga (Saga Univ.), Takanori Kawashima (National Diet Library), Satoru Nakamura (Univ. of Tokyo), Masahide Kanzaki (Xenon)

Intended audience: This session will be held in Japanese. All are welcome! Anyone interested in the actual services using IIIF in the libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions. No experience with IIIF required.

IIIF Week: IIIF 3D – Next Steps & Dimensions? (IIIF 3D Community Group updates)

Facilitators: IIIF 3D Community Group Co-Chairs

Description: Updates and developments of the IIIF 3D Community will be shared by the three Co-Chairs Ed Silverton (Mnemoscene, Universal Viewer), Tom Flynn (Sketchfab), Ronald Haynes (Cambridge University). Complementing the updates will be highlights of some projects, discussions and experiments which are helping to challenge and clarify the possibilities for 3D interoperability and sustainability. There will be information concerning 3D interoperability and suitable formats, rendering and annotating models, and IIIF recipes. The session will also serve to introduce further exploration and discussion of user needs and stories, to expand existing understanding of the wider community’s requirements to consider while developing 3D to better fit within existing IIIF standards for 2D, AV, etc. Please do join us!

Intended audience: Anyone interested in the potential intersection of 3D and IIIF, no extensive IIIF experience required.

IIIF Week: IIIF Technical and Community Group Highlights

Presenter: Josh Hadro, IIIF Managing Director, Meg O’Hearn, IIIF Community and Events Coordinator, Glen Robson, IIIF Technical Coordinator, & the IIIF Editors

Description: Learn about the latest updates to the APIs and the status of IIIF technical efforts, as well as how the various IIIF Community groups have been working with the framework recently, and how you can get involved and learn from their efforts.

Intended audience: While all are welcome, this session is intended for those who have some experience working with or implementing the IIIF APIs, or those interested in the work of the various IIIF Community interest groups.

IIIF Week: IIIF and Manuscript Use Cases

Facilitators: IIIF Manuscripts Community Group Co-Chairs

Description: During this meeting the IIIF Manuscripts Community Group will highlight new and exceptional cases of IIIF images to advance the field of manuscript studies.


Thursday, June 4th

IIIF Week: Looking forward - a path for IIIF’s APIs (Technical Roadmap Session)

Description: Join us for a structured group conversation about the future of IIIF technical work. What would you like to see happen soon? What do you see the next five years looking like? All attendees are welcome to join in the conversation, providing feedback and asking questions. Or, you may simply join and listen.

IIIF Week: The future of the IIIF community (Community Roadmap Session)

Description: Join us for a structured group conversation about the future of the IIIF community and help shape future plans and organization. All attendees are welcome to join in the conversation, providing feedback and asking questions. Or, you may simply join and listen.


Friday, June 5th

IIIF Week: Fun with IIIF

Facilitator: Tristan Roddis, Cogapp

Description: Most of the uses of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) have rightly focused on scholarly and research applications. This session, however, will look at the opposite extreme: the state of the art for creating playful and fun applications of the IIIF APIs. From tile puzzles, to arcade games, via terapixel fractals, virtual galleries, 3D environments, a voice-activated Bladerunner-style viewer and more. Time to bring frivolity back to GLAM content.

Intended audience: Beginner and above – Knowing what IIIF can do and how to work with IIIF resources will be helpful background, but the examples in this presentation stand on their own and will be of interest regardless of familiarity with IIIF.Registration required to receive webinar URL.

IIIF Week: The Afterparty

Description: Grab your beverage and snack of choice, show off your best zoom background, and get together with IIIF Week attendees for a virtual video hangout and slack conversations.

Note: this zoom meeting required a password, which will be distributed via the #IIIF-Week Slack channel, and also posted here near the time of the event


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.