Time Machine Academy on IIIF – International Image Interoperability Framework™

Dates: 3 sessions – 7 and 14 October & 4 November 2021
Venue: online
Language: English
Participation: TMO members only!


After the success of the first Time Machine Academy in June 2021, introducing to our TMO members the generic deep-learning, document segmentation tool “dhSegment“, the second issue of our learning events will touch ground on image processing.

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) is the result of the combined efforts of a growing community comprised of and driven by libraries, museums, archives, software companies, and other organisations working together to collaboratively produce an interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery.

IIIF has the following goals:

  • To give scholars an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image-based resources hosted around the world.
  • To define a set of common application programming interfaces that support interoperability between image repositories.
  • To develop, cultivate and document shared technologies, such as image servers and web clients, that provide a world-class user experience in viewing, comparing, manipulating and annotating images.

Glen Robson, IIIF technical coordinator, will introduce the system in the first session on October 7, followed by a presentation of exemplary use cases and feedback from colleagues at the French National Library (Oct. 14). The last session, on November 4, will showcase the IIIF based server, the Time Machine Box, presented by colleagues from the Italian based IT company mind@ware and TMO president Frédéric Kaplan.

TMO Local Time Machines’ leading ladies Isabella di Lenardo and Ilaria Manzini will moderate the sessions.