IIIF’s Tools for Teaching with Image-based Primary Sources

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Did you know that there are many free IIIF-based tools that can be used by instructors and to incorporate primary resources into teaching and research? Librarians and teachers can use these tools to create engaging online or in-person learning experiences using digital primary resources.

IIIF is a community-driven set of technologies developed by world-leading research, national and state libraries, archives, museums, companies, and image repositories committed to providing access to high quality digitized resources. One feature of IIIF is that it provides useful tools for engaging teaching with image-based resources.

This session will demonstrate, through three case studies, how IIIF tools can be used to create engaging online learning experiences. The case studies will demonstrate using collaborative annotating and comparing image-based resources such as maps, manuscripts, artworks, photographs, and more. The tools covered in this session will be especially useful to teachers, librarians, or other people engaged with learning to create engaging online learning experiences.

This session will be useful for:
Librarians, particularly those involved in library instruction and/or supporting faculty teaching efforts
Faculty, graduate students, and secondary school teachers in any field working with image based materials such as history, the social sciences, geography, literature, art history, and more.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

Define what IIIF is and how it enables teaching with primary resources
Identify ways to use IIIF-based tools to create engaging online or in-person learning experiences using primary sources


Meg O'Hearn is the Community & Events Coordinator for the IIIF Consortium. She serves as communicator and facilitator for the global IIIF community to help advance the framework and its utility, and also organizes events such as the IIIF Consortium’s annual conference and online workshops and showcases. Prior to joining the IIIF Consortium, she developed marketing, content, and community relations strategy at Artstor and ITHAKA.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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