Finding IIIF Manifests
One of the issues facing the IIIF Community is how to find IIIF resources. One method that the community is using to solve this problem is to create a list of guides showing how to access IIIF manifest for various institutions.
This is available on the IIIF website at the following location:
This is a community effort and if your institution isn't listed then please feel free to add it to the Github Repository or fill in the following Google form.
If you look through the different collections listed you will notice there are many ways to get the link to a Manifest and this is also something the community is looking to standardise.
Task: Find a Manifest
Using the guides site above find a Manifest you would like to view in one of the major IIIF viewers, either Mirador or the Universal Viewer (UV). Opening Manifests in the UV and Mirador is something that we will do a lot of during the course.
Opening up a Manifest in Mirador 3
Navigate to https://projectmirador.org/ and click the Try a Live Demo button. Once Mirador opens close the two demo objects by clicking the two crosses highlighted in the screen shot below:
Then click the Start here button on the top left.
Then click the add resource button at the bottom right:
Finally you can paste your URL to your manifest and click Add and Mirador should open your Manifest.
Opening up a Manifest in the Universal Viewer
Navigate to http://universalviewer.io/. Scroll down to where you see the View a IIIF Manifest heading and enter in your Manifest URL and click View.
If you need to switch to a new manifest then scroll to the bottom of the UV page and enter it in the Set IIIF Manifest Id box and click the button next to it.