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Working with IIIF in Research and Public Outreach

Working with IIIF in Research and Public Outreach Online

This ONLINE practical workshop will be of interest across disciplines to anyone working with manuscripts or other cultural heritage objects

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) offers a wonderful way of examining rich images, comparing it with images from any other IIIF-compatible source, and even annotating them if you choose.

IIIF is an enabler of sharing; opening up; and enriching digital images. The Digital Repository of Ireland, for instance – a national digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data – is both an implementor and contributor to the IIIF community.

Using IIIF offers so much potential for researchers, but learning about it can be overwhelming, and it might be difficult to know where to get started.

Join this workshop to learn more – there is no requirement for any existing knowledge or experience.

This workshop is open to UCC staff and students.

Workshop Leader: Dr. Evelien Hauwaerts is manuscripts curator at Bruges Public Library. Her expertise are Western medieval manuscripts and special collections librarianship. She holds a PhD in Medieval Languages and Literature (CESCM Poitiers), a Masters in Romance Languages (KU Leuven), and two advanced Masters in Medieval and Renaissance History (CESCM and KU Leuven). She is team lead and board member for Bruges in the Europeana project The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages. She is co-curator of the IIIF project Medieval Monastic Manuscripts - Open Network Knowledge (MMMONK) and advisory member to the Medieval Manuscripts in Flemish Collections project.

More about the workshop: IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) is a digital innovation that makes it easier to work with digital images of cultural heritage objects - including everything from text manuscripts to artworks. It lifts up the boundaries between digital collections at various institutions.

The technology is adopted by a growing number of institutions, such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Vatican Library, British Library, Getty Museum, and many other large and small institutions across the world. IIIF presents many advantages for research. For instance, IIIF allows users to easily gather and compare images and metadata in a uniform IIIF viewer, even if the data is coming from different institutions. IIIF also allows users to easily share or save images by means of a simple URL. By minimizing the need to download and duplicate images, IIIF helps to reduce the ecological impact of digital humanities. The aim of this workshop is to empower students and researchers by showing them exactly how their work can benefit from using these resources.

The workshop gives a step-by-step introduction to working with IIIF images in research and in public outreach. The focus is on medieval manuscripts studies, with many practical examples and with assignments for the participants.

This will be an ONLINE event, and all participants will join via Teams.

Please note, this session will be recorded with the intention of sharing an edited version after the event.

There is no preparation or prior knowledge needed. Please ensure you have access to a strong internet connection on the day. If you want to get a sense of what will be covered, please consult this website https://www.mmmonk.be/en/about-iiif/workshops.

For queries about the event, please email Deborah Thorpe and Aoife Coffey at researchdata@ucc.ie. The workshop is made possible through https://www.mmmonk.be/en/

Related LibGuide: Research Data Service by Aoife Coffey

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
10:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Aoife Coffey

Research Services
Q+2 Boole Library,
University College Cork

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Deborah Thorpe

Research Services,
Boole Library,
University College Cork