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Dear colleagues, 

You are warmly invited to a one day event in Washington D.C., hosted by the International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/) and the National Gallery of Art, about the use of images in and across Cultural Heritage institutions.  

The day will focus on how museums, galleries, libraries and archives, or any online image service, can take advantage of a powerful technical framework for interoperability between image repositories.  This event will be valuable for senior leaders, organizational decision makers, repository and collection managers, software engineers, and anyone interested in exploring the wide range of use cases that are seamlessly enabled by the framework.  This event builds on the successes of a similar meeting in London last October.

The event will be held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., on Tuesday May 5th, 2015. 

Please register now on EventBrite to ensure your part in the discussion: http://bit.ly/iiifdc2015
Attendance is free, and widespread dissemination of the event is encouraged.

A detailed program (http://iiif.io/event/2015/washington.html) is available and will cover:

   * Welcome and introductions
   * Why IIIF?
   * Software and solutions showcase
   * Walkthrough of the framework
   * Getting started with IIIF
   * Next steps

There will be many opportunities for discussion, questions and networking throughout the day with new and existing partners including multiple national libraries, top tier research institutions, commercial providers and major aggregators.  

Again, please register at your earliest possible convenience on EventBrite (http://bit.ly/iiifdc2015), and join [log in to unmask] for announcements and discussion regarding the event.

Please send this invitation on to any lists or individuals who you think may be interested in attending.


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Rob Sanderson
Information Standards Advocate
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305