Dear colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that schedule and registration details for the 
International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference are now 
available: Please join the 
IIIF community the week of 5 June, 2017 for two exciting events in The Vatican! 
These events will be of special interest to museum colleagues working with 
digital images. Please note that all events will be conducted in English. 
Registration closes on 22 May, 2017.
IIIF Showcase: Unlocking the World’s Digital Images
Register Now<>
View Schedule<>
Join the IIIF community<> on Tuesday, 6 June in The 
Vatican, for the IIIF Showcase: Unlocking the World’s Digital Images, a one-day 
event featuring the basics and benefits of IIIF for both institutions and end 
users. Embraced by a growing number of the world’s leading research and 
cultural heritage organizations, IIIF provides an open framework for 
organizations to publish their image-based resources with reduced cost and 
time, while simultaneously improving end user experience with a new host of 
rich and dynamic features such as image manipulation and annotation.
Showcase event<> topics will 
·         An overview of the IIIF community, APIs, software, and examples of 
IIIF projects and content
·         IIIF benefits for digital image repositories and image providers
·         Advanced interactive functionality for researchers, scholars, and 
other end users
·         How to get started with IIIF
·         How to join the IIIF community and get involved

Schedule information for the Showcase is available via 
Sched<>. This event 
will be valuable for organizational decision makers, repository and collection 
managers, software engineers; for cultural heritage or STEM (science / 
technology / engineering / medicine) institutions; or for anyone engaged with 
image-based resources on the Web. It is intended for people who have not been 
involved with IIIF in the past to quickly get up to speed and understand the 
community and its benefits. Attendance is free, and widespread dissemination of 
the event is encouraged. 
Registration<> is required to 
ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.
2017 IIIF Conference
Register Now<>
View Schedule<>
After the Showcase, stay for the 2017 IIIF 
Conference<>, Wednesday, 7 
June – Friday, 9 June, to learn more. The 3-day Conference will feature:
·         Optional pre-conference meetings on Monday, 5 June for the 
Mirador<> and Universal 
Viewer<> user 
·         Lightning talks, demos, and presentations from across the IIIF 
·         Reception in the Vatican Library garden on Wednesday, 7 June
·         On-boarding workshops for implementers and end users
·         Dedicated Museums track on Thursday, 8 June, 
·         Parallel sessions featuring tracks for implementers, end users, 
museums, manuscripts, and text in relation to IIIF

Schedule information for the Conference is available via 
Sched<>. The 
conference will be of interest to anyone working with digital images on the 
web, including image repository administrators, managers, software developers, 
technologists, metadata experts, librarians, and curators, scholars and 
researchers in any discipline working with images, and software vendors. 
Registration<> is required 
for the Conference.
Thank You to the 2017 IIIF Conference Sponsors:
o    The IIIF Consortium<>
o    Cogapp<> - Silver Sponsor
o    Digirati<> - Silver Sponsor
o    Klokan Technologies<> - Silver Sponsor
o    OCLC<> - Silver Sponsor
o    Synaptica<> - Silver Sponsor
o    Zegami<> - Silver Sponsor
Please see the Call for Sponsors<> 
for more information, or to become a sponsor.
For more event information, please see the Vatican event 
page<> and News 
Announcement: Questions? 
Contact Sheila Rabun, IIIF Community and Communications Officer, at<>.
Special thanks also to the Program Committee volunteers:

  *   Ben Albritton (Stanford University)
  *   Mike Appleby (Yale Center for British Art)
  *   Rachel Di Cresce (University of Toronto)
  *   Karen Estlund (Pennsylvania State University)
  *   Laura Mitchell (University of Toronto)
  *   Sheila Rabun (IIIF)
  *   Glen Robson (National Library of Wales)
  *   Rashmi Singhal (Harvard University)
  *   Emma Stanford (Oxford Bodleian Libraries)


Sheila Rabun
IIIF Community and Communications Officer
International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium<>

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