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IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015

IIIF: Access to the World’s Images – Ghent, Belgium 8 Dec 2015
Posted by DPLA on November 10, 2015 in Events, News & Blog.
DPLA is an active participant in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community, and several DPLA Hubs, including Digital Commonwealth, Harvard University, California Digital Library, and Internet Archive have adopted IIIF-compliant services.

The extended DPLA community is warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/) and Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing the power and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.

The day will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total cost and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously improving end user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features. It will also highlight how to participate in this growing movement to take advantage of the common framework.  This event will be valuable for organizational decision makers, repository and collection managers, software engineers; for cultural heritage or STEM (science / technology / engineering / medicine) institutions; or for anyone engaged with image-based resources on the Web.

The event will be held at the beautiful Ghent Opera House on Tuesday December 8th, 2015.  There is no cost to attend, so please register now on EventBrite: http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/

A detailed program and further logistical information will be available at: http://iiif.io/event/2015/ghent.html including related events that same week.

There will be many opportunities for discussion, questions and networking throughout the day with new and existing partners including national libraries, top tier research institutions, commercial providers and major aggregators.

Please register now on EventBrite (http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/), and join iiif-discuss@googlegroups.com for announcements and discussion regarding the event.  Widespread dissemination of the event is strongly encouraged.

We hope to see you all there!

Singleton, Esther, d. 1930. The Belgian galleries : being a history of the Flemish school of painting, illuminated and demonstrated by critical descriptions of the great paintings in Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and other Belgian cities. Boston: St. Botolph Society, 1912. Provided by the Internet Archive and the Boston Public Library. Read more about the Internet Archive’s new IIIF services.