Learn IIIF

A Brief Overview

IIIF is a series of APIs (application programming interface) that worked together to enable access for images on the Web. What the heck does that mean?

For one thing, it means that content providers can publish high-resolution images that are quickly viewable at great detail. It also means that IIIF users can read and collaboratively annotate a published books. It means a whole lot of things, and this overview aims to break things down.