IIIF Image and Presentation API Second Drafts Released

  Robert Sanderson, Jon Stroop, Simeon Warner    |      July 01, 2014

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.

Since the release of the first drafts. a few significant changes have been made:

Image API

Presentation API

  • Added server side rotation option with iiif:ImageApiSelector [ Changes | Discussion ]
  • Improved JSON to RDF mapping [ Changes ]
  • Minor Clarifications:
    • Cannot reference locations outside of a Canvas
    • Reduced focus on presenting digitized physical objects
    • Explicit definition of physical scale algorithm

As always, we welcome your feedback, questions, and use cases, and encourage you to submit them to the IIIF Discussion Listserv. Drafts will be kept open for comment until the beginning of August, with the goal of final release in September. However, we would appreciate feedback early in order to work on and gain consensus for any necessary changes.


The IIIF Image and Presentation API Editors Benjamin Albritton Michael Appleby Robert Sanderson Stuart Snydman Jon Stroop Simeon Warner

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