Tuition Fellowships Available for IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2020

  Glen Robson    |      January 14, 2020

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, as well as below.


To apply for a tuition fellowship, please complete the Tuition Fellowship Application – IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2020 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Organizational affiliation
  • Brief one-paragraph bio
  • A one-paragraph statement describing how attending the IIIF workshop at DHSI might expand your professional horizons, any previous experience with IIIF, what you hope to learn, and how you might contribute back to your community after the workshop

The deadline for this application is Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 21st, 2020. The fellowship award will cover tuition only. Applicants or their employers are responsible for the costs of travel and lodging. Up to five applicants will be selected according to need, increasing diversity and impact attendance at the IIIF workshop will have.

Please direct any questions to the IIIF Staff, at

About the IIIF Workshop at DHSI 2020

Introduction to IIIF: Sharing, Consuming, and Annotating the World’s Images
June 8th to 12th (Week 2) 2020

Access to image-based and A/V resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. Digital images are containers for much of the information content in the Web-based delivery of books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls and archival materials. Yet much of the Internet’s resources are locked up in silos, with access restricted to bespoke, locally built applications. A growing community of the world’s leading research libraries and content repositories have embarked on an effort to collaboratively produce an interoperable technology and community framework for image and AV delivery. IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) has the following goals:

  • To give scholars an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image-based resources hosted around the world,
  • To define a set of common application programming interfaces that support interoperability between image repositories, and
  • To develop, cultivate and document shared technologies, such as image servers and web clients, that provide a world-class user experience in viewing, comparing, manipulating and annotating images.” (
  • and with the release of version 3.0 to extend these benefits to Audio and Video resources. This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and technologies that make IIIF possible, allowing for guided, hands-on experience in installing servers and clients that support IIIF, and utilizing the advanced functionality that IIIF provides for interpretive research, such as annotation.

About the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of shared application programming interface (API) specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image and recently A/V repositories. IIIF is driven by a community of libraries, museums, archives, software companies, and other organizations working together to create, test, refine, implement and promote the IIIF specifications. Using JSON-LD, linked data, and standard W3C web protocols such as Web Annotation, IIIF makes it easy to parse and share digital image and AV data, migrate across technology systems, and provide enhanced access to digital resources for scholars and researchers. IIIF gives users a rich set of baseline functionality for viewing, zooming, and assembling the best mix of resources and tools to view, compare, annotate, and manipulate and work with images and AV on the Web, an experience made portable–shareable, citable, and embeddable. For more information, please see the IIIF FAQ.

About DHSI

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond. Described by one participant as an event that “combines the best aspects of a skills workshop, international conference, and summer camp,” the DHSI prides itself on its friendly, informal, and collegial atmosphere.