IIIF Washington Showcase

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Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

Washington, DC 20540

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The IIIF Community is pleased to present a showcase to introduce newcomers to IIIF.

If you are interested in engaging with other museum, library, archive and technical professionals...

If you are ready to learn more about using and sharing your institution's images...

If you'd like to know more about IIIF...

...then we would love to have you join us at the IIIF Showcase. All are welcome!

Come join us for a day-long free event that will educate you, inspire your team, and reinvent your technical infrastructure.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please register to guarantee yourself a spot.

The IIIF initiative started small. It was conceived on the back of a napkin at a Cuban restaurant in Palo Alto, California at a dinner of technologists from Stanford University, the British Library, and Oxford University. From these humble beginnings, the list of IIIF partners, and its impacts on digital cultural heritage, have steadily grown ( Since 2011, this community of academic and national libraries, museums, archives, nonprofits and commercial organizations has worked together to agree on common APIs for image delivery and developed an ecosystem of compliant systems.

IIIF is a community-driven initiative committed to providing access to high quality image resources. The IIIF community encourages and supports the development of compatible image serving and viewing software that is easy to install and provides a dazzling user experience.

Following the showcase event, join us for a reception at the historic Folger Shakespeare Library, currently featuring the exhibition Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare.

The showcase is hosted by the Library of Congress and will include:

  • Introduction to IIIF

  • IIIF Use cases, including Museums, Archives, Manuscripts, Teaching and Research, Audio visual and more

  • Introductions to the IIIF APIs; Image, Presentation, Authentication and Search

  • IIIF Viewers; Mirador and the Universal Viewer

  • The IIIF Community and Consortium

  • Fun with IIIF

  • Commercial support and innovations

  • Audience discussion

Please note due to the lack of space, refreshments and lunch will not be provided but time will be made available in the program for participants to get refreshments.

This event is being organised along side the IIIF Washington Conference. See the conference website for details:

As with all IIIF events the IIIF Code of Conduct applies to this event.

Conference Sponsorship

Both the IIIF Washington Conference and the IIIF Showcase is generously supported by the following Conference Sponsors:

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