Wikidata:Property proposal/IIIF manifest

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IIIF manifest[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

   Done: IIIF manifest (P6108) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptiona JSON-LD formatted document URL reference described by the IIIF Presentation API
Representscreative work (Q17537576)
Data typeURL
Example 1Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin (Q3643629)
Example 2Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue in "Love for Love" by William Congreve (Q23758098)
Example 3Ploughing Scene in Suffolk (Q23758100)
Robot and gadget jobspossible collection harvesting
Proposed byChristopher Johnson (talk)


Wikidata could become a hub for sharing and gathering IIIF manifests


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support David (talk) 07:50, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:38, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support (I think it's just JSON, not LD-JSON) Germartin1 (talk) 07:35, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A number of different viewers can display content as directed by IIIF manifests, eg Mirador is one of the best known. (In addition to other re-uses for these metadata packages). Well worth a test-drive if anyone hasn't already seen it. Jheald (talk) 09:01, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tom Crane This would allow linking to Wikidata's own IIIF representations of works, as well as those provided by other institutions. Often many digital representations of a complex object will be available from different providers (e.g., two different national libraries for a work).

Further examples of possible property values:

1) for en:Woman with a Pearl Necklace

Wikimedia commons has its own-hi res image of this painting, so could publish its own manifest (proof of concept | in viewer), AND link to a manifest for this painting somewhere else (or many known manifests, each of which may give access to further and different annotation content for API consumers to have a look at).

2) for en:Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Wikimedia is unlikely or unable to publish a full digital representation of _Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica_. But it could link out to digital representations, such as (which has an IIIF Manifest that could be directly linked). This raises further questions though - the concept of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica doesn't have a 1:1 relationship to digital representations; there could be many digital representations in IIIF space, and they have different sorts of relationship - for example, here's the manuscript: --  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tom Crane (talk • contribs) at 09:52, 10 November 2018‎ (UTC).

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Chjohnson39, Germartin1, Pigsonthewing, Jheald: ✓ Done: IIIF manifest (P6108). − Pintoch (talk) 14:57, 12 November 2018 (UTC)