A major accomplishment of the ConservationSpace development process was forging a partnership with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) working group. Working with the Mirador community, the capabilities of their web based, open-source, zooming, image viewing software to compare and annotate images was enhanced.
Already accepted and used in the scholarly community, “Mirador is a configurable, extensible, and easy-to-integrate image viewer, that enables image annotation and comparison of images from repositories dispersed around the world. Mirador has been optimized to display resources from repositories that support the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) API’s. It provides a tiling windowed environment for comparing multiple image-based resources, synchronized structural and visual navigation of content using OpenSeadradon, Open Annotation compliant annotation creation and viewing on deep-zoomable canvases, metadata display, book reading, bookmarking and more.” For more information on Mirador and the IIIF click here.