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Collect, view and save

Do you work with digitised images? With historic maps, manuscripts or books? Our tools make it easy for you to compare works with one another. When carrying out research at e‑rara.ch and e‑manuscripta.ch, you can open the works directly in the Mirador Viewer. You can also use the detektIIIF plug-in to open works from countless other libraries from around the world in the same Mirador Viewer. What’s more, our Beta version allows you to even save these as a collection.
If you are interested in testing our Beta version, please contact us at lab.


How is this possible?

The IIIF standard enables cross-platform and inter-institutional work. IIIF stands for International Image Interoperability Framework and defines the way in which images and metadata are hosted on the internet. This allows researchers to interact with the sources of various collections, but requires that the platform has already implemented the IIIF standard.

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Who is behind it?

Here at the ZB-Lab in the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, we sat down with scholars from Arts and Humanities to better understand the ways they work with digitized materials. Our IIIF Tools were developed from this collaboration. Our mission is to make the ZB data easier to use for digital research. To this end, we are developing software solutions and teaching data literacy in our workshops.

Feedback and support

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to us at lab. You can also sign up for our newsletter, through which we will provide information about our activities approximately twice a year.