UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH) 18th October, London

Crowdsourcing and commentary with IIIF and W3C web annotations


Start: Oct 18, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Oct 18, 2017 06:30 PM

Location: G31, ground floor, Foster Court, UCL

The UCLDH is a cross-faculty research centre, who bring together networks of people who teach and research in a wide range of disciplines.

Tomorrow, the UCLDH are hosting an event which our Technical Director, Tom Crane and Our Head of Digital Library Solutions Matt McGrattan will be attending and speaking at. The event will focus on how the rapid adoption of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) by institutions worldwide is allowing millions of digital objects to be exposed to the web using a standard that allows people to make statements about them, in the form of annotations.

The talks will focus on some on the recent projects delivered by Digirati using this approach including National Library of Wales and the Royal Society.

Tom is an editor of the specifications for the IIIF and is a prominent contributor in that community. Matt was a member of the Executive of the IIIF-C (IIIF Consortium) representing the University of Oxford, and since joining Digirati last year he continues his work with the IIIF Consortium heading up the Discovery working group.

For more details about the event and to register, click here

All welcome and there will be free drinks and discussion after the talk!