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Linked Data APIs Published

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:50:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUFj2=_Q7TOfofbpDx7O+pjtopFT5Rukuqhmo74kuMcjbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all,

Please find below the announcement regarding the IIIF API publication.
Both the Image and Presentation API use JSON-LD as their native and
foundational structures.  We hope they are of general interest :)

Best regards,


The International Image Interoperability Framework community (
http://iiif.io/) is pleased to announce the release of the second major
version of its specifications intended to provide a shared layer for
dynamic interactions with images and the structure of the collections and
objects of which they are part. These APIs are used in production systems
to enable cross-institutional integration of content, via mix and match of
best of class front end applications and servers.

This release adds additional functionality derived from real world use
cases needed by partners within the community, and reflects more than a
year of experience with the previous versions and significant input from
across the cultural heritage community. It also formalizes many of the
aspects that were implicit in the initial versions and makes puts into
place a manageable framework for sustainable future development. Detailed
change notes are available.

The specifications are available at:

Image API: http://iiif.io/api/image/2.0/
Presentation API: http://iiif.io/api/presentation/2.0/

Accompanying the release of the specifications is a suite of community
infrastructure tools, including reference implementations of all versions
of the Image API, collections of valid and intentionally invalid example
Presentation API resource descriptions, plus validators for both APIs.
Production ready software is available for the full Image API stack, with
server implementations in both Loris [1] and IIP Server [2], and rich
client support in the popular Open Seadragon [3].

There will be a rollout and dissemination event on October 20th, 2014 at
the British Library to celebrate this release and engage with the wider
community. Further details at http://iiif.io/event/2014/london.html, all
are welcome but (free) registration is required.

Feedback, comments and questions are welcomed on the discussion list at

Sincerely and on behalf of the community,
Benjamin Albritton
Michael Appleby
Robert Sanderson
Stuart Snydman
Jon Stroop
Simeon Warner

[1] Loris: https://github.com/pulibrary/loris/
[2] IIP Server: https://github.com/ruven/iipsrv
[3] Open Seadragon: http://openseadragon.github.io/

Rob Sanderson
Technology Collaboration Facilitator
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305
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