The fourth and final IIIF4R workshop was hosted by the University of Durham on the 9th May 2022. The event ran between 4pm-6pm and discussion focused on what is available in IIIF and how it can (or cannot) be easily found. In particular we explored the content in the Durham archives, before branching out to other institutions who make regular use of IIIF. We concluded the event by exploring some of the practicalities of IIIF, such as how a manifest editor might be used to pull things together from different sites.

Speakers included:

Richard HigginsCollections Discovery Librarian at Durham University

Richard Higgins spoke about the Durham content, which at present is mainly accessed via normal catalogues.

Tim DungateDigitization and Digital Engagement Manager at Digital Bodleian

Tim Dungate explored the background of Digital Bodleian, its content and how they use IIIF, as well as their future plans.

Dr Rossitza Atanassova Digital Curator, Digitisation at the British Library

Dr Rossitza Atanassova explained what IIIF collections have been published to date and how to find them, highlight recent use cases with the content enabled by the IIIF functionality, and share our plans for publishing more newly digitised and legacy digitised content to the British Library’s Universal Viewer as part of our Heritage Made Digital Programme.

Tom Crane – Technology Director of the Digirati team

Tom Crane considered: What might you do with IIIF Manifests once you have found them? Look at them, obviously. Annotate them, perhaps. But what about creating new IIIF? Bringing existing IIIF Manifests into new, personal collections. Building new, bespoke Manifests from parts of existing manifests. Assembling fragments.

Dr Lorna Hughes, Dr Andrew Prescott and Dr Zoe Bartliff University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow team explored some general thoughts on the future of IIIF as well as presenting some of the results from the IIIF survey.

Concluding remarks by Dr Lorna Hughes and Dr Andrew Prescott

You can view the event using the embedded video below: