May 23, 2022

Europeana Aligns With International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)

From Europeana:

One of Europeana’s main goals is to make it easier for institutions and individuals in the digital heritage sector to share better quality digital content – you can learn more in our recently published Europeana Publishing Framework.

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) has huge potential to help us achieve this goal. If you’re not familiar with it, IIIF is a standard for serving and consuming high quality images online, with the ability to instruct a server about the desired resolution, or image manipulations such as rotation and zooming. It also makes it more straightforward to publish complex aggregations of images, for instance bringing together a medieval manuscript text and an illumination that was stripped away from it.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Internet Archive Introduces 9.3 Million Items Into the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) Ecosystem (October 26, 2015)

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.