Challenges Displaying Complex Image Data: New Tech & Old Institutions

May. 26, 2016

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Challenges Displaying Complex Image Data: New Tech & Old Institutions

  1. Michael B. Toth R.B. Toth Associates
  2. Access to Previously Unseen
  3. IIIF Use Cases o A manuscript that has been disbound and is now separated across different institutions, some of which have digitized their leaves. o An important diary that has had multiple digitizations over time as technology improves, any of which should be available to the user to compare. o A manuscript where different, multi-spectral images of a single page, taken for the text reconstruction, are available to be displayed. o A letter where pages are known to have existed, but have been lost or still exist but are too fragile to digitize without destroying them.
  4. Narrowband Spectral Imaging Papyrus at John Rylands Library, University of Manchester
  5. “Different, Multi-Spectral Images of a Single Page”
  6. Image Processing
  7. Spectral Image Product © Copyright St. Catherine's Monastery of the Sinai A
  8. Different Processed Images for Different User Needs
  9. 88r2 1 πὸ τοῦ Β ἐπὶ τὸ Κ ἐυθεῖα ἄχθω 2 και ἐπεζεύχθωσαν αἱ ΒΚ καὶ 3 ΚΑ ΚΛ ἴσας ποιοῦσαι γωνίας. 4 γεγράφθω δὲ καὶ κέντρῶι τῶι 5 Κ περιφέρειά τις ἁ ΞΟΠ ἐν τῶι 6 ἐπιπέδωι καὶ ἐν τῶι ὑγρῶις. τὰ 7 δὴ μέρη τοῦ ὑγροῦ τὰ κατὰ τᾶς 8 ΞΟΠ περιφερείας ἐξ ἴσου τε κεί 9 μενα καὶ συνεχόμενα ἀλλήλοις. 10 θλίβονται τὸ μὲν κατὰ τὴν ΞΟ 11 περιφέρειαν τῶι ὑγρῶι τῶι κα 12 τὰ τὸν ΞΒΑ τόπον, τὰ δὲ κατὰ 13 τὰν ΠΟ περιφέρειαν τῶι ὑγρῶι 14 τῶι κατὰ τὸν ΠΟ ΒΛ τόπον. ἴσσσον 15 οὖν θλίβονται τὰ μέρη τοῦ ὑγροῦ 16 τὰ κατὰ τὰν ΞΟ περιφέρειαν “Different Multi-Spectral Images” Archimedes Palimpsest
  10. “Pages Are Known To Have Existed”
  16. “Multiple Digitizations… as Technology Improves”
  17. “Multiple Digitizations… as Technology Improves”
  18. “Text Reconstruction”
  19. David Livingstone Diaries http:/ /
  20. “Known to have Existed” Mummy Cartonnage
  21. “Technology Improves” Multispectral – All X-ray Fluorescence Analysis/Scanning – SSRL X-ray MicroCT Imaging – Berkeley ALS Spectral Domain Optical CT – Duke Eye Center
  22. St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai http:/ /
  23. “Different, Multi-Spectral Images of a Single Page”
  24. “Disbound & Separated” Syriac Galen Palimpsest
  25. Privately owned, Harvard, BnF, Sinai, BAV Images under Creative Commons License
  26. Imaging Program Standards
  27. Imaging Metadata Six Types of Metadata Elements: 1. Identification Information 2. Spatial Data Reference Information 3. Imaging & Spectral Data Reference Information 4. Data Type Information 5. Data Content Information 6. Metadata Reference Information (including Extensions)
  28. Metadata With jsons
  29. Simple Data Structure ReadMe Technical ReadMe Data Supplemental Access Core Images Access Other Images
  30. Simple Data Structure ReadMe Technical ReadMe Data Supplemental Access Other Images
  31. Large Data Sets
  32. Large Data Sets
  33. Image Access & Sharing
  34. Fragmentarium is: • Fragmentarium is a scholarly network for medieval manuscript fragments Fragmentarium will provide: • A basis for digital fragment research • An open-source web application to upload, catalogue and assemble fragments • The possibility to create an international inventory of medieval manuscript fragments Team: • Christoph Flüeler (Principal Investigator; e-codices) Sylviane Messerli (Project Director) Veronika Drescher & Martin Wünsche (PhD students) • Web application: text & bytes LLC Sponsors: • Swiss National Science Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation A project coordinated by the Medieval Institute of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Partners: – Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich – Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana – Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, together with the BIBLISSIMA team for excellence – Bodleian Library, together with St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford – Center for History and Palaeography – National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens – Harvard University Library, Cambridge MA, together with the Medieval Academy of America – The Schøyen Collection, Oslo and London – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna – Stanford University Libraries – Stiftsbibliothek, St. Gallen – The British Library, London – Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale – Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig – Herzog-August-Bibliothek, WolfenbüttelSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 635, Spine
  36. “It’s likely to be a central text once it’s fully deciphered,” said Dr. Pormann of the University of Manchester. “We might discover things we really can’t dream of yet.” IIIF Spectral Case Study?
  37. @michabt Follow Eureka! Medieval Manuscripts on the Web Thank You (future)