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New IIIF Website theme

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

We're happy to say that we've rolled out an alert at the top of the IIIF web site indicating that a revamped IIIF theme is ready to go!

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the newest member of the IIIF Consortium!

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

We are happy to announce that University of Tennessee, Knoxville has joined the Consortium as a full member.

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Volunteer for the 2021 Fall Working Meeting Program Committee!

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

We are looking for volunteers to help select lightning talks and to help shape sessions.

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Annual Conference summary and recordings

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

Over 1,750 people from 36 countries and 1,200 institutions registered making this the largest IIIF conference yet!

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Fall 2021 IIIF Consortium Executive Committee Elections

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

All full members of the IIIF Consortium are eligible to stand in the October 2021 elections for one of 11 Executive Committee seats.

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Welcome to Ghent University Library, the newest member of the IIIF Consortium!

    |   IIIF Consortium Staff

We are happy to announce that Ghent University Library has joined the Consortium as a full member.

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Call for Outreach Group Co-Chairs

    |   Outreach Group

We are looking for one or more co-chair(s) to help shape the future work of the Outreach group, particularly in terms of outreach to underrepresented domains and areas of the world.

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Early Registration Now Open for the 2021 Annual Conference

    |   Meg O'Hearn, IIIF Community and Events Coordinator

Early registration is now open for the 2021 Annual Conference!

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IIIF-C Supporting VisibleWikiWomen 2021 Campaign

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

The IIIF Consortium is excited to be supporting #VisibleWikiWomen once again for the 2021 campaign hosted by Whose Knowledge?

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IIIF Welcomes Three New Specification Editors

    |   IIIF-C Staff

The IIIF Editorial Committee is excited to welcome three new members to its ranks, the first expansion of this group since 2015.

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Call for proposals - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference

    |   Meg O'Hearn

The call for proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference is now open.

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IIIF Executive Committee election results

    |   Meg O'Hearn

Voting has closed in the recent Executive Committee elections. Getty and Europeana will retain their seats on the committee.

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Join Wikimedia Foundation’s IIIF + GLAM meeting

    |   Josh Hadro

Wikimedia Foundation is hosting two meetings in September to scope the implementation of IIIF on Wikimedia Commons.

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Now Accepting Proposals for the IIIF Fall Working Meeting

    |   Meg O’Hearn, IIIF Community

We are now accepting proposals for the IIIF Fall Working Meeting, which will take place on December 1-3, 2020. Submissions are due by September 22, 2020.

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Online Workshops To Be Offered Monthly

    |   Meg O’Hearn, IIIF Community

IIIF-C is now offering monthly hands-on workshops, including five free fellowship seats offered to attendees from underrepresented communities

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 3

    |   Meg O’Hearn, IIIF Community

IIIF Newsletter: New tools for transcription, annotation, and more

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 2

    |   Meg O’Hearn, IIIF Community

IIIF Newsletter: 3.0 released, training materials, and more!

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IIIF Announces Final Release of 3.0 Specifications

    |   IIIF Editorial Committee + Community

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Community is excited to announce the 3.0 release of two core IIIF APIs: the IIIF Image API, and the IIIF Presentation API.

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IIIF-C Statement of Solidarity

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

The following is the text of a statement ot be read at the opening of the IIIF Week Community Roadmap session, June 04

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IIIF-C Announces IIIF Week Online

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium is happy to announce IIIF Week Online: a series of free online events taking place June 1-5.

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IIIF-C Supporting VisibleWikiWomen 2020 Campaign

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

The IIIF Consortium is excited to be supporting the #VisibleWikiWomen 2020 campaign hosted by Whose Knowledge?

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Texas A&M Joins IIIF Consortium as Full Member, MLOL Joins as Associate Member

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

We are excited to announce the addition of two new members to the IIIF Consortium: Texas A&M has joined as a full member of the IIIF Consortium, and MediaLibraryOnLine (known as MLOL, developed by Horizons Unlimited srl) is the newest associate member. This brings the IIIF Consortium membership to a total of 57 institutions worldwide.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1

    |   Meg O’Hearn, Julien A. Raemy

Virtual event in June, IIIF resources document, new implementations and adoptions, and recommended reading.

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IIIF Community Shares Remote Resource Project Ideas and Tools During COVID-19

    |   IIIF-C Staff

The IIIF-C staff have started an open document for sharing tools and ideas for anyone from teachers to developers finding themself working increasingly with digital collections while working remotely during these challenging times.

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Announcing Megan O'Hearn, IIIF Community and Event Coordinator

    |   Josh Hadro, IIIF-C Managing Director

We are very pleased to announce that Megan O’Hearn will be joining the staff of the IIIF Consortium on February 24 as the Community and Event Coordinator. Meg will serve as a coordinator, communicator, and facilitator, working with the entire IIIF community to help advance the framework and its utility, and she’ll also serve a critical role in the organization and support of IIIF events, in-person and online.

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Tuition Fellowships Available for IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2020

    |   Glen Robson

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium is again partnering with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, B.C. to offer five tuition fellowships for the Introduction to IIIF: Sharing, Consuming, and Annotating the World’s Images workshop, to be held June 8th to 12th (Week 2) at DHSI 2020. Details about the workshop can be found under Course 49 at http://www.dhsi.org/courses.php, as well as below.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 4

    |   Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Events and Outreach, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations, Adoption, Innovations and Ongoing Work Across the IIIF Community

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Call for Proposals: IIIF Conference 2020 in Boston, MA

    |   2020 IIIF Conference Program Committee

The IIIF Conference Program Committee are looking for proposal submissions for the 2020 IIIF conference which will be held in Boston, MA June 1-4.

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IIIF Ann Arbor Working Meeting Summary Report and Links

    |   Josh Hadro

The IIIF Consortium recently hosted a productive IIIF Working Meeting last week in Ann Arbor Michigan, and we are pleased to be able to share a document with brief summaries of the sessions there and links to more specific notes taken during those sessions.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 3

    |   Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Groups, Implementations, Adoption, Innovations and Ongoing Work Across the IIIF Community

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 2

    |   Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Events and Outreach, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations, Adoption, Innovations and Ongoing Work Across the IIIF Community, Recommended Reading

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 1

    |   Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Events and Outreach, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations, Adoption, Innovations and Ongoing Work Across the IIIF Community, Recommended Reading

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 3

    |   Claire Knowles, Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Events and Outreach, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations, Adoption, Innovations and Ongoing Work Across the IIIF Community, Recommended Reading

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Tuition Fellowships Available for IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2019

    |   Glen Robson

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium is again partnering with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, B.C. to offer five tuition fellowships for the Introduction to IIIF: Sharing, Consuming, and Annotating the World’s Images workshop, to be held June 3-7 at DHSI 2019. Details about the workshop can be found under Course 17 at http://www.dhsi.org/courses.php, as well as below.

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IIIF Managing Director Hired

    |   Tom Cramer, Mike Keller

We are pleased to announce that Josh Hadro will be the IIIF Managing Director, effective 26 November 2018. In this role, Josh will coordinate the growing activities of IIIF, manage the business affairs of the IIIF Consortium, and cultivate a broader, stronger and more diverse network of IIIF contributors and beneficiaries.

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2019 IIIF Annual Conference - call for hosts

    |   Glen Robson

The IIIF Community is looking for volunteers to host the 2019 spring IIIF Annual Conference in Europe.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 2

    |   Rachel Di Cresce, Claire Knowles, Julien A. Raemy

Community Snapshot, Announcements and Actions, Community Events and Outreach, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations and Adoption, Recommended Reading

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Draft Image API v3.0 and Presentation API v3.0 Specifications Released for Review

    |   Simeon Warner

We are happy to announce the release of the alpha drafts of the Image and Presentation version 3.0 API specifications.

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March 2018 IIIF Regional Events

    |   Greg Markus

During the week of the 15th of March there will be three IIIF regional events held in Dublin, Boston and Paris.

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Position Search - IIIF Community & Communications Officer

    |   Glen Robson

The IIIF Consortium seeks a dedicated staff member to serve as the IIIF Community and Communications Officer to help facilitate the growing activities of the Consortium and the community it both represents and supports.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1

    |   Sheila Rabun

Community Snapshot, Announcements, Community Activities and Events, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations and Adoption

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IIIF Tour of Japan

    |   Sheila Rabun

A series of IIIF events in Japan the week of October 16-20, 2017 provided forums for sharing and learning about IIIF and related activities at multiple Japanese cultural heritage institutions in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka.

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IIIF Consulting: American Art Collaborative

    |   Glen Robson

The IIIF consortium has completed its consultancy with the American Art Collaborative and are able to share a guides for implementing IIIF in Museums and other outputs produced by the collaboration.

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Feedback Requested on Phase One of the OpenJPEG Improvement Project

    |   Sheila Rabun and Antonin Descampe

The first phase of work to improve OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG2000 (JP2) codec, has drawn to a close, resulting in the latest release of OpenJPEG, version 2.3.0.

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Tuition Fellowships Available for IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2018

    |   Sheila Rabun

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium is partnering with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, B.C. to offer five tuition fellowships for the Introduction to IIIF: Sharing, Consuming, and Annotating the World’s Images workshop, to be held June 4-8 at DHSI 2018. Details about the workshop can be found under Course 24 at http://www.dhsi.org/courses.php, as well as below.

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IIIF Technical Coordinator Hired

    |   Tom Cramer, Mike Keller

Glen Robson has been appointed the new Technical Coordinator for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community; he will start in this new role in September, 2017.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 4

    |   Sheila Rabun

Community Snapshot, Community Activities and Events, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations and Adoption

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IIIF in Japan

    |   Sheila Rabun and Asanobu Kitamoto

A IIIF event in Tokyo, Japan at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) drew over 120 people from across the region on July 27, 2017, to learn about the basics of IIIF, examples of successful cases of IIIF adoption, available software, challenges, and expectations, and discuss potential for increased IIIF adoption in Japan.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 3

    |   Sheila Rabun

Community Snapshot, IIIF Adopters Survey, Community Events, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations and Adoption

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Museum Community Letter to Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software Vendors

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Museums and cultural heritage institutions across the globe urge digital asset management (DAM) software vendors to incorporate native IIIF support into their products.

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Announcing the OpenJPEG Improvement Project

    |   Sheila Rabun

Several institutions in the IIIF community have come together to launch the first phase of a collaborative effort to facilitate improvement of OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec.

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Register Now for IIIF Events in The Vatican, June 5-9, 2017

    |   Sheila Rabun

Do you work with digital images on the web? Join the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community the week of 5 June for two exciting events in The Vatican! All event proceedings will be conducted in English. Registration closes on 22 May, 2017.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 2

    |   Sheila Rabun

Community Snapshot, Community Events, Technical Work, Community Groups, Implementations and Adoption

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IIIF Discovery with Pontiiif

    |   Sara Carlstead Brumfield and Ben Brumfield, Brumfield Labs

Interoperable image resources are only useful if they can be discovered. While the IIIF Content Search API “search within” for IIIF annotations is well defined and individual institutions have search technologies for their content, there has been no way to search for IIIF-enabled content across institutions.

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Full IIIF Support for Collaborative Digital Editions in FromThePage

    |   Ben Brumfield and Sara Carlstead Brumfield, Brumfield Labs

Thanks to a commissioned implementation grant, Brumfield Labs has implemented full client-side and server-side support for IIIF in the collaborative digital edition tool FromThePage. IIIF support allows editors to focus on textual issues instead of image format challenges, whether they run public-facing crowdsourced transcription projects or scholarly translation projects within small research groups.

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University of Basel Digital Humanities Lab Joins the IIIF Consortium

    |   Sheila Rabun

The Digital Humanities (DH) Lab of the University of Basel is now the newest member of the IIIF Consortium, bringing membership to a total of 40 institutions worldwide.

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Authentication API Version 1.0 Released

    |   Simeon Warner

We are pleased to announce the release of the Authentication API v1.0 specification. This release follows a detailed review at The Hague working group meetings in October 2016, and final discussion on the 18 January 2017 community call.

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Kyoto University Library Network Joins the IIIF Consortium

    |   Sheila Rabun

The Kyoto University Library Network has officially joined the IIIF Consortium, expanding the reach of IIIF activities in Japan. An announcement is also available in Japanese.

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IIIF Community Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1

    |   Sheila Rabun

Community Snapshot, Community Events, Technical Work, Museums Community Group, Implementations and Adoption

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University of Tokyo Joins the IIIF Consortium

    |   Sheila Rabun

The University of Tokyo has become the first institution in Japan to join the IIIF Consortium. An announcement is also available in Japanese.

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Mirador 2.1 Released!

    |   Sheila Rabun, Stuart Snydman

The Mirador development team and community have announced the release of Mirador 2.1. A demo of the upgraded viewer, code, and documentation are available online at projectmirador.org.

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North Carolina State University (NCSU) Joins the IIIF Consortium, Announces Exciting IIIF Implementation

    |   Sheila Rabun, Jason Ronallo

The North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries officially joined the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium as a founding member, in coordination with the release of their first implementation of the IIIF Image, Presentation, and Search APIs in a digitized collection of NCSU’s African American student newspaper, the Nubian Message. According to a news announcement from the NCSU Libraries, the digital collection contains over 200 issues of the paper, published between 1992 and 2005. The launch of the digital collection coincides with the NCSU Harambee (“let us come together” in Swahili) celebration, hosted by the NCSU African American Cultural Center each fall.

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IIIF Community and Communications Officer Hired

    |   Tom Cramer, Gabrielle Karampelas

Sheila Rabun has been appointed the new Community and Communications Officer for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community; she will start in this new role at the end of August, 2016.

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New Revisions of the Image and Presentation APIs, First Version of Search API Released

    |   Jon Stroop

We are pleased to announce revised versions of the Image and Presentation APIs:

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Access to the World's Images Schedule Posted

    |   Simeon Warner

The schedule for Access to the World’s Images New York City, 10-13 May 2016. has been posted.

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IIIF Consortium Formed

    |   Tom Cramer

Global consortium forms to standardize and improve sharing and displaying of image-based scholarly resources on the web

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IIIF Image and Presentation API Version 2.0 Published

    |   IIIF Editors

The International Image Interoperability Framework community ([][home-page]) is pleased to announce the release of the second major version of its specifications intended to provide a shared layer for dynamic interactions with images and the structure of the collections and objects of which they are part. These APIs are used in production systems to enable cross-institutional integration of content, via mix and match of best of class front end applications and servers. [home-page]:

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IIIF Image and Presentation API Final Drafts Released

    |   Robert Sanderson, Jon Stroop, Simeon Warner

After an additional month of public testing and feedback, the IIIF Editors are pleased to announce final draft revisions of the International Image Interoperability Framework Image and Presentation (formerly ‘Metadata’) API specifications.

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IIIF Conference Call Meeting Minutes, 6 August 2014

    |   Rob Sanderson / William Straub

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IIIF Conference Call Meeting Minutes, 23 July 2014

    |   Simeon Warner

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IIIF Conference Call Meeting Minutes, 9 July 2014

    |   Jon Stroop

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IIIF Image and Presentation API Second Drafts Released

    |   Robert Sanderson, Jon Stroop, Simeon Warner

After a month of public testing and feedback, the IIIF Editors are pleased to announce second draft revisions of the International Image Interoperability Framework Image and Presentation (formerly ‘Metadata’) API specifications.

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IIIF Image and Presentation API Drafts Released

    |   Jon Stroop

The IIIF Editors are pleased to announce draft revisions of the International Image Interoperability Framework Image and Presentation (formerly ‘Metadata’) API specifications.

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