3 Things About iiiF That Will Rock Your World

Lightning Talk

Friday, April 05, 2019: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Grand Ballroom: Lightning Talks

Deborah Howes, Howes Studio Inc, United States

Using absolutely no technical jargon, three urgent reasons for including iiiF (International Image Interoperability Framework–>iiif.io) protocols into your public-facing content will be cheerfully explained.

Over the past 14 months, Deborah Howes has been working with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington D.C. on an online course about teaching with art. This required creating an immersive art viewing experience within edX.org, a non-flexible Learning Management System (LMS) that is the world's second largest provider of free online courses. NGA's 90,000 images available online in a iiiF viewing format made this easily possible and proved to be incredibly popular with the enrolled students. See https://www.edx.org/course/teaching-critical-thinking-through-art-with-the-national-gallery-of-art. This success led Howes to think more expansively about iiiF's very powerful image serving and viewing capabilities.  Howes serves on the board of the Museum Computer Network.