IIIF Australia Showcase & Workshops - Canberra - October 15-16, 2024

The IIIF Consortium and the The National Film and Sound Archive are organizing a series of IIIF events alongside the AI4LAM Fantastic Futures conference.


On Tuesday, October 15th, the Australian National University will host a special IIIF Showcase to introduce newcomers to IIIF.

  • If you are interested in engaging with other museum, library, archive and technical professionals…
  • If you are ready to learn more about using and sharing your institution’s images…
  • If you’d like to know more about IIIF…

…then we would love to have you join us at the IIIF Showcase. All are welcome!

Come join us for a day-long free event that will educate, inspire, and reinvent your technical infrastructure.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to guarantee yourself a spot!.

Showcase registration available via NFSA with FF24 ticket.

Who is it for?

The IIIF Showcase is an event for people new to IIIF to get an overview and discover the latest developments in a single event. It assumes no previous experience with IIIF and will cover the full gamut of IIIF from the basics to Showcases of the latest developments in the IIIF Community.


Location: McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Australian National University

Time Session Authors
9:00am - 09:10am Welcome Katrina Grant, University of Sydney
9:10am - 09:40am Introduction to IIIF: Technology and Community Tom Cramer, Stanford University and chair of the IIIF Executive Committee
9:40am - 9:55am IIIF in the British Library Neil Fitzgerald, British Library
9:55am - 10:10am Glycerine - Image Annotation Workbench Ian McCrabb, Systemik Solutions
10:10am - 10:25am To be confirmed
10:30am - 11:00am Tea & Coffee Break (provided)
11:00am - 11:15am PROV API Asa Letourneau & Conal Tuohy
11:15am - 11:30am To be confirmed
11:30am - 11:45am To be confirmed
11:45am - 12:00pm How to get started with IIIF Glen Robson, IIIF Technical Coordinator
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm - 4:00pm Group discussions / Unconference sessions


For those that are interested in getting hands on with IIIF and learning how it works there will be two workshops available on October the 16th.

Hands on with IIIF

9:00am - 12:00pm

This session will introduce you to the IIIF Image and Presentation standards and go through some hands on exercises to show how you can create and use off the shelf tools to get started with these standards. We will discuss how to setup a IIIF system in production starting with a small collection and then how to scale up to millions of images. We will then conclude with a discussion on the wider IIIF community and where you can go for help and advice after the workshop has completed.

Attendees should leave the session with a good understanding of the different IIIF standards and what choices need to be looked at when setting up a IIIF system in their own institution.

No prior knowledge of IIIF is required and the core sessions should be easily accessible to those with confidence using the Web.

Glycerine users

2:00pm - 4:00pm

This session will introduce Glycerine, a workbench for image annotation. Annotations can combine semantic tags from domain specific vocabularies with critical analysis references. Researchers can collaborate across institutional repositories and publish the annotated images as research outputs.

We will go through hands-on exercises to create your own collection of images, create annotations, and publish them. In the second hour we will break out into research and implementation streams. Researchers can discuss collection building and annotation methods; digital professionals can explore API access and integration of Glycerine workflows and viewer. Attendees should leave the session with all the competencies to build and publish annotated image collections and a good understanding of the possibilities for integration of Glycerine at their own institution.

No prior knowledge is required, and the session should be easily accessible to those with confidence using the Web.