Published on December 1, 2020 Updated on January 19, 2021

Do you work in a higher education and research establishment, or a heritage institution? Do you have a research or content promotion project that involves images? Are you are interested in using the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) protocol to make your digital images interoperable on the Internet?

IIIF360 is an expert service that focuses on the IIIF protocol. It combines consultancy, hosting and development services. With IIIF360, you will receive:

  • technical and methodological assistance to implement IIIF technologies in your digital libraries (existing or planned)
  • guidance to select IIIF-compatible tools (viewers, image servers, annotation tools, etc.)
  • solution to publish your digital images on the Internet (e.g. an IIIF image server coupled with the NAKALA tool, virtual machine hosting with a pre-configured IIIF image server)
  • image processing tools, in particular software libraries that support the JPEG2000 format: OpenJPEG (open license), Kakadu (commercial license)

To request assistance or obtain more information: iiif360(at)

The Consortium

Biblissima, Campus Condorcet and the Huma-Num TGIR are developing an experimental service offer, focusing on the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) image interoperability protocols.

During this experimental period, which is set to last for at least two years, the consortium will continue to tailor this offer to the actual needs of the community, and to the resources that each member of the consortium is able to provide.

The goal of this experiment is to prove that an “IIIF support” service is actually required and to define an appropriate model to develop this offer.

This offer's underlying challenge is to help promote good practices and to develop the interoperability of online images and other media supported by IIIF, with a view to streamlining image sharing.

About IIIF

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) is a set of open standards that form an interoperable framework for digital libraries.

The IIIF initiative is supported and driven by a community of national libraries, museums, universities, portals, general aggregators (Artstor, Europeana, DPLA) and more specialised aggregators (Biblissima, e-codices, TextGrid, etc.). Since June 2015, they have formed an international consortium of scientific and heritage institutions.

The goal of IIIF is to create a shared technology framework that enables digital libraries to standardise the delivery of their content on the Internet, so that images can be viewed, manipulated and annotated with any compatible application or software.