Making IIIF Official at the Internet Archive

  A joint blog post between the Internet Archive and the IIIF Community    |      September 18, 2023

After eight years hosting an experimental IIIF service for public benefit, the Internet Archive is moving forward with important steps to make its International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) service official. Each year, the Internet Archive receives feedback from friends and partners asking about our long-term plans for supporting IIIF. In response, the Internet Archive is announcing an official IIIF service which aims to increase the resourcing and reliability of the Internet Archive’s IIIF service, upgrade the service to utilize the latest version 3.0 of the IIIF specification, and graduate the service from the domain to The upgrade also expands the Internet Archive’s IIIF support beyond images to also include audio, movies, and collections — enabling deep zoom on high-resolution images, comparative item analysis, portability across media players, annotation support, and more.

You can read more about the project and its upcoming functionality, as well as find answers to frequently asked questions at the Internet Archive’s blog.

Watch our September Community Call for more.


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