Published June 8, 2022 | Version v2
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Designing a proof-of-concept for the implementation of the Presentation API 3.0 and Change Discovery API 1.0 within the DaSCH Service Platform (DSP)

  • 1. DaSCH, Swiss National Data & Service Center for the Humanities


The Swiss National Data & Service Center for the Humanities (DaSCH), a IIIF-C full member since 2017 has implemented the Simple Image Presentation Interface (SIPI), a IIIF Image API 3.0 Server that DaSCH maintained with the help of the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel, within the DaSCH Service Platform (DSP), a software framework used for storing, sharing, and working with primary sources and data in the humanities.

DaSCH is in the process of designing a proof-of-concept for the deployment of the IIIF Presentation API 3.0 and the IIIF Change Discovery API 1.0, on the basis of the existing resources and projects hosted on DSP. For the Presentation API, templates will be first created manually with the help of the cookbook recipes. Then, scripts enabling the semi-automation for generating IIIF resources will be designed. As for the Change Discovery, DaSCH already provides an Event log of created resources. Thus an assessment on how the ActivityStreams endpoint could be built on top of it will be carried out.

The lightning talk will explore the process and challenges involved in deploying these IIIF APIs and how they could be implemented within DSP to allow users to further contextualise cultural heritage resources on and off the platform as well as enabling improved aggregation thereof.

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