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- On Wednesday September 6th, 2017
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4Science, thanks to the patronage of “The American University of Rome”, organizes for the next 26th October, a training day (in Italian) on the use of IIIF to manage digital cultural heritage.
The growing availability of cultural heritage data on the web requires the Digital Libraries to provide tools aimed at using such data at their best and at relating them to each other, so to fully describe cultural contexts.
Among the latest generation tools that can enrich Digital Library Management Systems, but also repositories handling research data, as concerns interoperability and advanced image management, the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is gaining more and more importance.
IIIF is an ecosystem of protocols and procedures, developed and maintained by an ever-growing international community, involving a number of entities that handle large-image collections. Through a standard Application Programming Interface (API) set, IIIF provides a uniform way to describe, distribute, and access images across the web. Such APIs cover with their functionality a wide variety of use cases (viewing, sharing, appending notes, composing, clipping, etc.) and can guarantee the interoperability among collections and even among the individual images managed within various repositories.
Thus, IIIF enables the development of technological tools to provide a high-level experience regarding visualization, comparison, manipulation and image annotation.
For more information about the training day and registrations, please use the following link https://academy.4science.it/4scienceacademy/index.cfm.