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Discovery, Reuse, Research and Crowdsourcing: IIIF experiences from the NLW

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Closing keynote at the IIIF Showcase: improving access to image collections in Edinburgh. Organised by the NLS and Edinburgh University.

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Discovery, Reuse, Research and Crowdsourcing: IIIF experiences from the NLW

  1. 1. Discovery, Reuse, Research and Crowdsourcing Glen Robson National Library of Wales
  2. 2. IIIF and NLW • Why did we need IIIF? • Reuse • Crowdsourcing • Research • Future
  3. 3. Cynefin cynefin.archiveswales.org.uk
  4. 4. Benefits of IIIF • No transfer of images • Changes can be made straight away. • No loss of control of images • Project closes soon!
  5. 5. http://newspapers.library.wales • Open Access • Over 1.1 million IIIF Images
  6. 6. New Catalogue! • (December 2015) • ExLibris - Primo and Alma • http://discover.library.wales • Redevelop our viewers – Replace lots of XSL METS Viewers with one viewer – Access through the Universal Viewer – Over 200,000 manifests – Over 1,109,768 images
  7. 7. http://discover.library.wales
  8. 8. Stats Since the 1st of Jan • 73 million IIIF tile requests • 374,027 manifest requests • Other: – Europeana – ProjectMirador and various Mirador installs – guillaumedemachaut.c om – Chaucer page on Stanford Website
  9. 9. Journals • Two projects – JISC funded Modern Welsh Journals • 20th Century • 50 Titles • Articles • In copyright – Historical Journals • 19th Century • 455 Titles • No Articles • Around 1 million pages • Developing on top of IIIF – Sitemap of Journal titles – Indexing IIIF Manifests and Collections and EDM – Indexing Annotation Lists to produce Search API
  10. 10. Reuse • Reuse for research • Reuse to enable better discovery
  11. 11. Interoperable Collections http://stanford.io/1PW789d
  12. 12. http://stanford.io/1PW789d
  13. 13. http://stanford.io/1PW789d
  14. 14. Aggregators
  15. 15. Content Specific Aggregators https://dev.musiclibs.net/?q=wales
  16. 16. Newspapers • IIIF Collections, Manifests and annotation lists (pre 1890) • http://dev.llgc.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=IIIF_Newspapers • IIIF Search API soon • Machine learning – Welsh Scientists – Crimes • Data Challenges: – http://dev.llgc.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Data_Challenges – Welsh Ships – Image analysis of Cynefin Maps
  17. 17. Crowdsourcing • Engage people with our collections • Make items more discoverable • Mostly with in person volunteers – Started with spreadsheets • Aberystywth Shipping Records • Difficult to make data available – Book of Remembrance – Wales at War – Aberystwyth Student Records • Some crowd sourced: – Cynefin – Wales 1900
  18. 18. Simple Annotation Server • https://github.com/glenrobson/SimpleAnnotationServer • Stores IIIF Annotations • Includes instructions on editing Newspaper OCR
  19. 19. http://hdl.handle.net/10107/4642022
  20. 20. Welsh Sailors Lost
  21. 21. Lessons • Mostly project funded • Need a generic extensible solution • Need to annotate about the image not always inside the image. • Move from project to program • Went out to Tender – Digiarti were successful – Prototype end of March – Delivery end of June
  22. 22. Gwilym Livingstone Evans
  23. 23. WW1 Tribunal Records
  24. 24. Thomas Pennant, A tour in Wales 1773 - 1776
  25. 25. Named Entity Recognition
  26. 26. Future • Discovery, discovery, discovery • Aggregating Content – Where can I find IIIF material? – Content based Aggregators? • Drag and Drop – Comparing Newspaper X with Y • Change Notification – Transcriptions of our content – Table of contents from Scholars – User driven crowdsourcing • Tools – Research tools + Machine learning + NLP • Audio / Visual
  27. 27. Questions • Twitter: @glenrobson

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