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Less than a month away!

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) invites you to attend its 
fourth workshop, the last in the series being offered during the 2017-2018 VRAF 
Regional Workshop 
Program<https://vrafoundation.com/current-regional-workshops/>.  Registration 
is now live for The International Image Interoperability Framework: What Is It 
and How Can I Use It? workshop, to be hosted by the University of Texas at 
Austin, and held on May 11, 2018. This day-long workshop, is open to cultural 
heritage professionals, the information, museum, and educational communities, 
and anyone interested in visual culture. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. 
Kress Foundation for its continued support of this exciting opportunity to 
partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the 
transmission of cultural knowledge. Digital images are a container for much of 
the information content in the web-based delivery of images, books, newspapers, 
manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and archival materials. 
Yet much of the Internet’s image-based resources are locked up in silos, with 
access restricted to bespoke, locally built applications. The International 
Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of shared application 
programming interface (API) specifications for interoperable functionality in 
digital image repositories. The IIIF is comprised of and driven by a community 
of libraries, museums, archives, software companies, and other organizations 
working together to create, test, refine, implement and promote the IIIF 
specifications. This workshop will provide a clear and thorough understanding 
of what IIIF is, how it works, and how it can be applied to enhance image 
access and resource sharing.

“The International Image Interoperability Framework: What Is It and How Can I 
Use It?” workshop will be taught by Ben Brumfield and Sara Carlstead Brumfield 
of Brumfield Labs<http://www.brumfieldlabs.com/>.  Ben and Sara have been 
working with IIIF for years, participating and presenting in IIIF groups on 
discovery and manuscripts, and leading workshops for museums and libraries. 
Their technical projects include building IIIF support into 
FromThePage<https://fromthepage.com/>, a manuscript transcription software and 
developing Pontiiif, an IIIF manifest search engine.

To register for The International Image Interoperability Framework: What Is It 
and How Can I Use It? and to learn more about the workshop, visit 
https://vrafoundation.com/iiif_utaustin/.  The fee for this day-long workshop 
is $125.

For questions about The University of Texas at Austin venue, contact Sydney 
Kilgore (skilg...@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:skilg...@austin.utexas.edu>) or 
Elizabeth Schaub (esch...@austin.utexas.edu<mailto:esch...@austin.utexas.edu>).
For questions about registration or the workshop, contact Beth Haas, VRAF 
Director, bwodn...@princeton.edu<mailto:bwodn...@princeton.edu>.

Please share this announcement with colleagues.

Beth Haas
VRAF Board of Directors

Beth Haas, MLIS
Digital Imaging Technician
Princeton University
Firestone Library
1 Washington Rd.
Princeton, NJ  08544
609.258.4417
bwodn...@princeton.edu<mailto:bwodn...@princeton.edu>


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