A heads-up that "Wikipedia and IIIF" is the proposed subject for the
IIIF community call this week -- see
The IIIF community call is a one-hour conference call on Zoom (people
can also dial in by telephone), that happens once every two weeks, with
either a technical or a community focus -- see
This call will be in two days time, on Wednesday, the 15th of August, at
mid-day Eastern time (ie 5pm London time, 6pm CET).
The scope will include all Wikimedia platforms (ie Commons, Wikidata,
etc), and presentations can be included by prior arrangement. It might
be good if someone from the structured data team could listen in, and
perhaps present the team's thoughts for upcoming IIIF-compatible and
accessible annotations ?
IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) is a Library and
GLAM led consortium developing standards for making images, image
metadata, and document metadata available over the web, so that content
provided by a GLAM (eg a scanned book) can be viewed in a multitude of
different viewers; and documents can be created combining or annotating
images, which remain served from their home institution's servers.
A small test service at present exists on Toolforge, which can interpret
IIIF-format requests to serve scaled Commons images or image-fragments.
This is currently used to display P2677 "relative position within image"
fragments, amongst other things, for example if this script is used to
turn those values into blue links:
A developing agenda for the call can be found at
No pre-registration is necessary, but it may be worth checking
beforehand that your computer or smartphone is set up for Zoom.
It would be useful to be able to provide some input as to where we
currently are, and what we're hoping to achieve in this area.
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