The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community is excited to announce the 3.0 release of two core IIIF APIs: the IIIF Image API, and the IIIF Presentation API. This is the first major release since June 2017 and represents the work of dozens of contributors.
A critical element of this release is the ability to move beyond static digital images to present and annotate audio and moving images. This is done by adding duration to the existing IIIF canvas model, which also features x and y coordinates as means of selecting and annotating regions. Now, images and video can be juxtaposed using open source software viewers — allowing the public to view time-based media in open source media players, and allowing researchers to use open assets to create new tools and works including critical editions, annotated oral histories, musical works with thematic markup, and more.
Other 3.0 improvements include a switch from Open Annotations to the W3C Web Annotations standard and an update to make use of JSON-LD 1.1, two important elements that help keep IIIF compatible with the growing linked data ecosystem.
IIIF Announces 3.0 Release of Two Core of IIIF APIs; First Major Release Since June 2017
Filed by June 5, 2020on