Jubilees Palimpsest

The Jubilees Palimpsest Project

Standards and Tools for Online Access

Standards for Interoperable Image Repositories

iiif.io The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) maintains two standards. The IIIF Image API makes it possible to store an image once and serve it as needed in small pieces of various resolutions, sizes, and orientations. The IIIF Presentation API defines an interoperable way to describe a canvas (such as a page of a manuscript) in the context of a larger object (such as page sequence and orientation) and the components (such as images and annotations) that describe it.

Viewing Environments

projectmirador.org Mirador 2.0 offers a very powerful environment for viewing and comparing images described according to the IIIF standards. The project website offers a demo.

openseadragon.github.io OpenSeadragon similarly delivers zoomable images and fetches data only as needed.

universalviewer.azurewebsites.net The Wellcome Library’s Universal Viewer also builds on IIIF. The beauty of a standards-compliant image repository is that it can be viewed in any standards-compliant viewer.

github.com Leaflet (with IIIF plugin) offers simple but versatile tools for annotation and viewing of complex image layers.

github Diva document image viewer offers key features in straightforward environment. Page 15 demonstrates annotation based on automated optical music recognition.

Open Annotation

openannotation.org The Open Annotation Collaboration published the standards for interoperable annotation used by Shared Canvas and the IIIF Presentation API.

harvard.edu An annotation demonstration in Mirador 2.0. (Add item MS Richardson 7 and click the dialogue bubbles to see annotations.)

schoenberginstitute.org The DM tools project has moved to Penn and may produce some useful tools for creating interoperable annotations.

w3c.org The World Wide Web Consortium defines standards for Web Annotation, including the Data Model, Protocol, and Linked Data Platform.


cnr.it WebRTI utilizes WebGL to display interactive RTI images in any web browser.

cnr.it PalazzoBlu demonstrates the power of WebRTI.

stmarytx.edu Images from the Integrating phase of the Jubilees Palimpsest Project have been published using WebRTI.

ou.edu The University of Oklahoma has an RTI gallery of the St. Chad Gospels featuring a WebRTI variant with specular enhancement (credited to Noah Adler, Univ. of Kentucky).

yale.edu The Yale Digital Collections Center has created an early proof of concept for embedding WebRTI within Mirador.

Discoverability / Accessibility

digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org Digitized Medieval Manuscripts links to more than 400 (and growing) digital libraries.

ocp.tyndale.ca Online Critical Pseudepigrapha consolidates electronic editions of Pseudepigrapha. In the case of Jubilees, Ceriani’s 1861 edition of the Latin and VanderKam’s 1989 of the Greek (only) are available.

dp.la The Digital Public Library of America aggregates digital information from a variety of digital repositories.

worldcat.org Worldcat catalogs over 2 billion items in various media, including the Jubilees Palimpsest Project and archive of the Integrating Spectral RTI phase.

trismegistos.org Trismegistos is a portal for texts from the ancient world, originally focused on Egypt.

papyri.info Papyri.info provides an excellent example of an aggregator of resources and tools for online study of texts.