You’ll want to publish your IIIF images with rich metadata. For most institutions, much of this metadata will already exist in the form of bibliographic records. You could transcribe these into IIIF manifest files by hand… or you could use the Metadata Transformation Tools!

The Metadata Transformation Tools are a set of command line scripts that allow you to transform your existing METS or TEI metadata files into valid IIIF manifest files.

The tools can be configured to suit your metadata structure using XPath instructions. For further guidance on the use of these tools, please see the Metadata Transformation Tools GitHub repository.

The Metadata Transformation Tools can be used in conjunction with the Manifest Editor to create full and rich IIIF manifests. See a brand-new image gallery from scratch for a demonstration of this workflow.

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