IIIF

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) refers to a set of standards for working with digitised historical objects such as manuscripts, single sheets, incunabula and maps. It also refers to the consortium and wider community of practice behind its adoption and development. Collections of image data, metadata and specifications for working with IIIF APIs are organised into so-called IIIF manifests, which are written in JSON-LD (JSON for Linking Data). See https://iiif.io for the website and more documentation there. What this means for CODECS is that its adoption by archival institutions allows us to pull in digitised manuscripts and other objects in IIIF-compliant image viewers and to use tools that lets us engage with the images in many interesting ways.

Note that in rarer cases, the providing institution has not made all of its web services available over an HTTPS connection, even if these days, it is generally the preferred way of serving content on the web. The result is that for security reasons, the content is likely to be blocked in the browser and you may see a blank image viewer, with or without an error message to alert you of the failure. It is to be hoped that all relevant institutions will have been able to complete the transition to HTTPS in the foreseeable future.

Manuscripts (615)

61230
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 84B
57458
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 117
59058
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 120
58147
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 3026C
55998
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 3054iD
55999
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 3054iiD
55992
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 5276iD
55995
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 5276iiD
52123
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 6680B = Llawysgrif Hendregadredd
56657
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 23289B
53114
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 23849D = Bewnans Ke
50999
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 9
57444
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 14
58203
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 23
58205
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 25
58207
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 27 i
58764
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 27 ii
58765
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 27 iii
58208
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 41
58209
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 42
58210
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 43
58211
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 44
58212
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 45

Printed works (51)

Internet Archive (archive.org)

Manifest URLs for resources on the Internet Archive have not been included in the section above, but can be found separately on this page.

Periodicals

IIIF with Mirador 3

If you know the manifest URL, you can enter it here and view the material in Mirador 3.