2021 Fall Working Meeting, November 16-18, 2021

Videos of the 2021 Fall Working Meeting now available

The 2021 Fall Working Meeting will take place online November 16-18 and is free to attend.

Join us to help shape the future of the community

The Fall Working Meeting is held annually to make tangible progress on issues important to the IIIF community, including feedback on specification development and iteration, targeted outreach efforts, and future planning. This year, the meeting will focus on a single theme for each day:

  • November 16: How do we keep IIIF current?
  • November 17: Demonstrating Value with IIIF
  • November 18: How do we reach the right people with IIIF?


  • This event is free and open to all attendees
  • This event will be held using an Eventbrite Online Event page and Zoom.
  • Presentations will be recorded.
  • Breakout room discussions will not be recorded.
  • If you are unable to attend at the time of a session, you may watch the recording (to be posted following the session) and add comments to the notes document for the day.
  • All sessions will be in English unless otherwise noted


Early registration is open now! You can register on Eventbrite


Tuesday, November 16

10:00 - 10:45 AM EST - Welcome and lightning talks Josh Hadro, Managing Director of the IIIF Consortium, will begin the meeting with a welcome and announcements. Then, stay on the call for a short series of lightning talks:

  • Rights in the Presentation Manifest: Implementation at Yale (Melissa Gold Fournier, Yale Center for British Arts)
  • Creating Image Annotations Using the IIIF Curation Platform for a Digital Humanities Project on the Omeka S (Asanobu Kitamoto, ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities, and Tomohiro Ikezaki)
  • IIIF image on block chain forever (Jie Song, IntelliJourney)
  • Supplemental textual resources in Europeana: update and technical considerations (Nuno Freire, Europeana)

10:45 - 11:00 AM EST - Break

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST - How do we keep IIIF current? Glen Robson (IIIF-C) and Dawn Childress (UCLA) will present on the latest issues surrounding keeping the IIIF APIs current, alongside guest speakers who will elaborate on the current status of several issues relevant to the APIs. Following their presentation, they will facilitate a discussion around these topics with the aim of writing a set of recommendations to help guide the community in future efforts.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST - Initial presentation: Migrating from v. 2.0 to 3.0 of the Image + Presentation APIs
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST - Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST - Lightning talks and short discussions: What does IIIF look like in 4 years?
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST - Break
  • 2:15 - 3:00 - Scope and reflection discussion led by the IIIF Editor Group + group note taking

Wednesday, November 17

10:00 - 10:45 AM EST - Lightning talks We’re kicking off day two with a second round of lightning talks! Topics include:

  • Annonatate (Niqui O’Neill, NC State University Libraries)
  • Simple IIIF Discovery (Joseph Padfield, The National Gallery)
  • Repurposing the Manifest - use case with linking to canvases (Anne Klammt, German Center for Art History/Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris)

10:45 - 11:00 AM EST - Break

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST - Demonstrating value with IIIF
Sara and Ben Brumfield (Brumfield Labs) will lead a panel presentation looking at ways we’re currently demonstrating value of IIIF. After, they will lead a discussion geared towards finding new ways of demonstrating value and expanding on existing efforts.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST - Initial presentation
  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM EST - Break
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST - Solution discussion + group note taking

Thursday, November 18

10:00 - 10:45 AM EST - Lightning talks Our last round of lightning talks will include:

  • A proposal for human- AND machine-readable manifests (Ben Bakelaar, Human Experience Systems, and Debra Cashion, St. Louis University)
  • IIIF integration into a Library system (Andrija Sagic, “Milutin Bojic” Library)
  • Yith, a front-end component suite that weaves IIIF manifests into flexible layouts (Mat Jordan, Northwestern University Libraries)
  • Three Museums, one implementation (Jeffrey Campbell, Yale University)

10:45 - 11:00 AM EST - Break

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST - How do we reach the right people with IIIF? Join the IIIF Outreach Community Group Chairs to look at the ways we are currently reaching out to share information about IIIF with different communities, then, join a discussion to brainstorm new ways of conducting outreach in areas chosen by the group.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST - Initial presentation
  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM EST - Break
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST - Solution discussion + notes

Questions? Email us at events@iiif.io.