In September the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will be the venue for an event that deals with the cutting edge of the interface between heritage and technology. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is the emerging open standard for curating scientific and cultural heritage collections on the internet. Adopted by the World’s leading academic and heritage institutions including universities such as The University of Tokyo, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford, IIIF enables the rich display and interoperable sharing of image and media files across the internet opening a whole new level of engagement with heritage resources and collaboration for research and academic endeavour. This will be the first time that a IIIF event has been hosted in Africa.
Hosted by Africa Media Online and the Digitise Africa Trust, in Association with UKZN Special Collections, the IIIF introductory workshop forms part of the Heritage Digital Campus 2019. The Campus will be run during the week of Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27 at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus before and after the UKZN Special Collections’ Preservation Conservation Conference 2019.