Looking at other GRI collections

We will now have a look at the collections that are available from Rosseta and can be accessed from the following URL:

When you get to an item page you can View the IIIF image in on of the basic IIIF viewers called Openseadragon. For example:

Screenshot of rossetta


Although this is a photo album with many pages it doesn't seem to have an associated manifest. It maybe possible to enable this and there are some instructions here.

Without access to the IIIF manifest it makes it very difficult for end users to re-use this content. One solution is to use a community developed tool called DetektIIIF. This was developed by a IIIF community member; Leander Seige to make it easier to find manifests. It can be installed in either Firefox or chrome. If you install the plugin then refresh the page you should be able to access it in the extensions part of the browser:


In this example it shows a red 1 to show that it has found an IIIF item. If you then navigate to a different image and select the detekt extension again and click to open the extension you will now see:

detektIIIF image

You will notice that no Manifests were found but it has found some IIIF images. If you click the Copy URL button you should be ready for the next stage of cropping the image. The URL will look something like:


For Manifests like The Florentine Codex or the 12 Sunset photographs you can use the following tool to get the Image ID:


Last modified by Glen Robson 2023-11-10 17:17:58
Created by Glen Robson 2023-11-10 16:41:02

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