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State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria provides some machine-readable collection data as downloads and image data using IIIF.

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Download an image using the IIIF server and a Handle url

The State Library of Victoria makes many of its images available from an IIIF-compliant server. This means you can access and manipulate the images in standard ways set out by the IIIF Image API. Many images in the State Library's collection also have a permanent url, created using the Handle system. These are displayed in Trove. But there's no obvious way of getting an IIIF image from a Handle. That's what this notebook does.

More fun with IIIF

IIIF (the International Image Interoperability Framework) has defined a set of standards for publishing and using image collections. The State Library of Victoria makes many of its images available from an IIIF-compliant server. This means you can access and manipulate the images in standard ways set out by the IIIF Image API. This notebook demonstrates some of the possibilities.

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