IIIF Image and Presentation API Version 2.0 Published

Below is the IIIF APIs v2 announcement. Of particular relevance to this 
list, the IIIF Presentation API makes use of the Open Annotation model 
in a number of places, see for example:


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/

Received on Friday, 12 September 2014 02:26:30 UTC