The International Image Interoperability Framework (http://iiif.io), or IIIF, represents an effort by a growing community to collaboratively produce an interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery of materials in any format (including photographs, digitized manuscripts and archival materials, born-digital records, audio/video, and more) in standards-compliant ways that encourage their adaptability and reuse across a variety of contexts.
Enabling access to archival materials through IIIF offers exciting opportunities for collaborative cross-institution storytelling, crowdsourcing, display of hierarchically described digital archival collections, and even enabling researchers to recreate dispersed collections and create new collections based on specific research questions.
We are planning to implement IIIF functionality. We will initially support the image API and the presentation API.
This is part of an exploratory project that will run through 2022-2023, called Images and Machine Learning.