Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
Monday, April 3 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Updates from the Field: Image Viewing and Manipulation with Mirador

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Our project briefing will present an in-progress project to publish a fully online spectral image dataset of medieval manuscripts with two layers of textual materials, i.e., palimpsests. Our mandate is to present a rich dataset with multiple axes for browsing images, and multiple image manipulation tools to facilitate online use. Currently, both the owning institution and the size of the dataset prevent dissemination of these assets via download. Therefore, the website had to meet the needs of very specialized scholars so that they could fully interact with images so that they could decipher illegible text, physical features, and possible relationships between folios. For our project we are using an IIIF-compliant image server and a modified branch of the Mirador viewer. In this presentation, we will review the functional requirements for the online interface, and the way we implemented the Mirador viewer to accomplish an initial proof of concept. We will discuss the key components of Mirador and IIIF that enabled our work as well as some of the challenges of working with rapidly evolving open source software.


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Todd Grappone

Associate University Librarian of Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, UCLA
Todd Grappone is the AUL for Research and Development. In that role he oversees all IT and Digital Initiatives.
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Elizabeth McAulay

Head of the Digital Library Program, UCLA
McAulay is the Head of the Digital Library Program at the UCLA Library. She directs the development of collections and underlying technical infrastructure to offer rare and unique cultural heritage materials to support learning, research, instruction, and creative expression. She... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
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