LUNA and IIIF
LUNA is proud to be part of the growing community of leading image repositories supporting IIIF adoption.
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) provides an unprecedented new way of sharing digital content using a standardized format for image requests. Developed out of the collaborative efforts of numerous institutions, IIIF is rapidly being adopted by the wider cultural heritage sector.
LUNA now delivers full support for the IIIF Presentation API. The Presentation API provides IIIF handling and support for cross-collection search results, media groups, and individual images (including BookReader) for display in IIIF Viewers.
LUNA collections and content can easily be explored in the expanding arena of IIIF Viewers.
To enable this, LUNA provides users with a shareable URL that can be opened in a IIIF viewer. This means any image or BookReader object can be shared individually or as part of a group of other content. These groups and searches are dynamic so if content is added or removed the URL pulls the appropriate content.
TRY IT YOURSELF
To view an image from the David Rumsey Maps collection in Mirador, go to the detail view of any image:
Click on "Share," then open the IIIF panel. Copy the link:
Open a new window in Mirador and click on "+ Add Item":
Paste the IIIF link into the box in the upper right. Click "Load," then double-click on the thumbnail image:
To see your image in the Universal Viewer, paste the same IIIF link into the prompt on this page. Then click "Load."