International Image Interoperability Framework
AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) at Harvard University website is a centralized resource for documentation, development, and use case scenarios…
Two APIs: One for image retrieval, one for image display.
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) defines universal standards for describing and delivering images over the web.
These standards are the result of collaborative efforts across universities, museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions around the world.
The IIIF Image API specifies a web service that returns an image in response to a standard HTTP or HTTPS request. The URI can specify the region, size, rotation, quality characteristics and format of the requested image.
Mirador is a configurable, extensible, and easy-to-integrate image viewer, which enables image annotation and comparison of images from repositories dispersed around the world.
Collaborators and Use Cases
Since 2012, Harvard Library has adopted IIIF as the standard for sharing its digital image content with the world.
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Mirador is used as an embedded component of the HarvardX Annotation tool for HarvardX courses, as well as in Harvard College residential courses as a component of Canvas course sites.
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