IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) allows for the interoperability of images in digital archives and other databases. IIIF was incorporated into e-Museum to allow wider use of its images. By using IIIF, users can view e-Museum images not just on the official site or app, but also on other IIIF-compatible viewers. Users will have more viewing options, such as bringing up e-Museum images side-by-side with images from other IIIF-compatible sites.
The “IIIF Manifest” icon below the high-resolution image viewer is a link to an IIIF manifest file.
You can use this link’s URL to view a high-resolution image in another viewer compatible with IIIF.
To display long works such as handscrolls without interruption in e-Museum, the “viewingHint,” as defined by IIIF Presentation API 2.1, is set to “continuous.” For handscrolls, books, and other works viewed from right to left, “viewingDirection” is set to “right-to-left.”
As of November 2021, Mirador is the only mainstream viewer compatible with these properties and values. Other viewers may display images in the wrong order.