Discussing the intersection of Persistent Identifiers in the IIIF Framework
This collaborative webinar took place on Tuesday 26th October 2021, 16.00 - 17.30
The emergence of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) has presented researchers with an opportunity to annotate and cite digitised or digital resources. However many of the creative and scholarly uses of IIIF are stymied by an inability to reliably and persistently link to objects or collections of objects.
Persistent identifiers are long lasting digital references to resources, whether physical or digital, including objects published in IIIF. A workshop organised by the Practical Applications of IIIF project identified the need for the ability to be able to consistently identify objects or collections of objects in IIIF.
Both the Practical IIIF and Heritage PIDs projects are actively gathering use cases on this topic to understand community needs in this area. Some initial use cases and issues the projects identified include:
This seminar provides an occasion for a panel of international experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges these use cases present and suggest a way forward for individual implementations and the framework as a whole.
Confirmed panelists include: Ben and Sara Brumfield (FromThePage), Andy Irving (Bodleian Libraries), Rachael Kotarski (British Library), Joseph Padfield (National Gallery) and Julien Raemy (University of Basel and DaSCH).
The slides for the welcome are available here. Three of our panelists also created slides for their presentations: Rachael Kotarski's slides are available here, Joe Padfield's are availablehere, and Julien Raemy's are available here.
The transcript for this presentation can be downloaded here