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Announcing Mirador 2.0 and projectmirador.org

The following was recently announced to the IIIF community. While we have not yet adopted IIIF or Mirador in the Yale Library, these technologies are in use on campus. We anticipate adopting them as we plan to update our current Hydra platform.


We are excited to (officially) announce the release of Mirador version 2.0.  Please visit our new project website at http://projectmirador.org. Here you will find a live demo, a four minute screencast demonstrating Mirador 2.0’s features, and links to the code repository and documentation (https://github.com/IIIF/mirador/).

The 2.0 release of Mirador builds and improves upon the first release with major user interface improvements and a rich feature set. These include:

  • Deep zoom and pan using OpenSeadragon
  • Multiple viewing modes, including single image, two-page, horizontal scroll and thumbnail gallery
  • Synchronized navigation of multi-image objects by filmstrip or table of contents (when available)
  • Metadata view
  • Comparison of multiple images in a fully configurable workspace
  • State saving and bookmarking for sharing a workspace
  • Embeddable in blogs and third-party web apps
  • Annotation 

Notably, Mirador now supports viewing and creation of annotations on regions of images. The annotation functionality is fully compatible with the OpenAnnotation specification (http://www.openannotation.org/), and of course Mirador 2.0 is fully compliant with the IIIF Image and Presentation API’s (http://iiif.io). 

A variety of features are in the backlog for the next version, and you can view the updated roadmap at https://github.com/IIIF/mirador/wiki/Mirador-2.1-Roadmap

Mirador 2.0 is the result of a gratifying global collaboration. Many thanks and congratulations to the lead development team, which consists of Drew Winget from Stanford University and Rashmi Singhal from Harvard University. Mirador 2.0 would not have been possible without contributions of code, advice, testing and support by many others at Harvard, Stanford and the IIIF community. See a full list of acknowledgements on the project website. 

As we look forward to subsequent releases, improvements and extensions to Mirador, we invite contributions of issues, bug fixes, and new features by others. If you are interested, please sign up for the mirador-tech@googlegroups.com list, and head to Github to read the contributor guidelines and get started.