This section of the website contains information about the IIIF project and the team responsibly for its delivery.

For more details about the original funding aims as well as the proposed deliverables and objectives for this project, visit our Aims & Objectives page.

Our Project Team page has a short bio for each of the project members, as well as a link to their institutional information page.

Who uses IIIF?

IIIF has been one of the most successful digital humanities initiatives of recent years and has been adopted by a wide range of heritage institutions across the world, including:

  • the Vatican Library
  • the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  • the British Library
  • the Digital Repository of Ireland
  • the National Libraries of Wales and Scotland.

Major libraries of historic manuscripts, such as the Parker Library at the University of Cambridge and the Durham Priory Library, are being made available in their entirety using IIIF. IIIF-compliant browsers such as Mirador enable images from collections in different countries to be compared side-by-side at very high magnification, offering the prospect of easily creating large trans-national collections of images of manuscripts and other primary materials. IIIF browsers also support user annotation of images, thereby potentially fostering the emergence of new forms of scholarly presentation and shared commentary on primary materials and artefacts. Some of the possibilities have already been demonstrated by scholars such as Jeffrey C. Witt of Loyola University, who has used IIIF to generate image-based scholarly editions.