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Subject: Request for Input: IIIF and Google Books / HathiTrust / et al.
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:35:34 +0000
From: Tom Cramer <[log in to unmask]>

IIIFers, Code4Lib,

In the next month, many libraries associated with Google Books and Hathi 
Trust will be gathering for wide ranging discussions; IIIF compatibility 
is likely to be a hot topic. To help prepare for these discussions, it 
would be useful to hear from the IIIF community about its experiences 
and desiderata for IIIF support around these book corpora:

   *   Are you interested in IIIF with Google Books or Hathi Trust?
   *   Have you already done IIIF-related work to leverage either 
corpus, or another trove of digitized books?
   *   If Hathi or Google Book Search were to add IIIF support, what 
functions would be at the top of your priority list, and why?

If you could reply with your thoughts—on or off list—it may be of great 
use to inform enhancement requests to Google, Hathi, or the many partner 
libraries with scanned books.

Below are some thoughts that may help prime the pump for input:

- would you be interested in access to the HT / GBS corpus via IIIF
- for local delivery application, such as IA Bookreader, UV or Mirador?
- for smart delivery of images, such as a thumbnail viewer in your 
catalog, or to embed HT / GBS books in a web page or blog?
- for “search within” a book via a the IIIF content search API?
- for text mining or AI / computer vision of page images?
- to enable citation or annotation of individual page scans?
- to unify delivery of your locally scanned collections with HT or GBS 
materials via a common API?
- for something completely different?!?
- do you have outstanding enhancement requests or a wishlist to HT or 
GBS related to IIIF?
- have you modeled Google Books or Hathi data structures as IIIF 
presentation or annotations data?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts,

- Tom