Stefano Cossu, Software Architect, J. Paul Getty Trust


Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager, Yale Center for British Art

Interested in joining the International Image Interoperability Framework SIG?

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Museums need reliable image delivery to support rich visitor experiences and internal information management. Moreover, internal and cross-institutional collaborations, and the development of knowledge—elements which are at the core of each museum’s mission—require well-established standards and protocols to share, discover and compare visual materials and metadata.

This SIG proposes to be the resource for knowledge about the benefits of the IIIF standard as well as be a link to the IIIF community. The goal of this SIG is to foster interest in IIIF, especially in regard to its collaborative nature based on the standardization of information and tools; inform the MCN community of the latest IIIF activities and technical developments; and to leverage expertise in the MCN community by documenting IIIF use cases and welcoming technical feedback that can be passed on to the IIIF Specifications Editors.

The IIIF SIG intends to leverage the existing communication channels that are currently used by the IIIF open community at large, which does not require membership, such as the IIIF lists (Discuss and others), Slack, email, GitHub. The IIIF MCN SIG will also coordinate with the IIIF Community, share notes and report back and integrate with IIIFers. All documentation maintained by the IIIF Community is universally available.

To join the SIG please fill out the short Google Form and one of the Co-chairs will be in touch shortly.

Relevant topics include: 
  • Patterns and best practices for delivering and sharing visual resources and metadata
  • Tools to better engage museum visitors and staff with digital resources
  • Dialogue with vendors to encourage the support of IIIF in software products commonly
    used by museums
  • Engaging with an open source community to build shared digital standards and
  • The role of community input in IIIF to drive technical specifications