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Mirador is an open-source, web based image viewing platform that enables you to zoom, display, and compare digitized images from libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world. This site provides tutorials on how to use the UWM Libraries' local instance of a Mirador 3 viewing platform, and how to find images to add to your Mirador exhibits.
To view IIIF resources in the Mirador viewer, you need to construct the URL of the IIIF Presentation API manifest. The following is the formula to generate the manifest URL of resources in the libraries' digital collections.
https://[CONTENTdm Server Address]/iiif/info/[Digital Collection ID]/[Item ID]/manifest.json
CONTENTdm Server Address: cdm17272.contentdm.oclc.org or collections.lib.uwm.edu
The IIIF Consortium is building a site that points to IIIF repositories, though it is selective and not regularly updated. However, there are some great resources here as well tips for locating the IIIF manifest in various records:
Click "Add Resource." You will be prompted to add the URL of an IIIF Resource.
To find the resource location, navigate to a UWM Libraries Digital Collection. When you have located the image that you want to add to the Mirador Viewer, click the "M" located on the top right-hand corner of the image's page. Next, click the "i" located at the top right-hand corner of the page to view the image's metadata. Scroll down to "Links," and copy the link listed as "IIIF Manifest."
Paste the IIIF Manifest link and click "Add."
The image, or IIIF Resource, is now listed in the Mirador Viewer. To open the image, click the listing.
In the upper left-hand corner is the Toggle Sidebar. Click the sidebar to access information about the image.
In the upper right-hand corner, the first button accesses "Window views & thumbnail display" where you can choose to view images in single, book, and gallery view. You can also turn off thumbnails or reposition them. To add another resource to the viewer, click the blue circle "Add Resource" button in the upper left-hand corner, then click "Add Resource" at the bottom right-hand corner.
Repeat the earlier process to add multiple resources to the Mirador Viewer. Navigate to the desired image in a digital collection, click "M" to open the image in the viewer, then "i" to access the image's metadata, scroll down to "Links", and copy the link listed as "IIIF Manifest." Paste the URL in the "Resource Location" field, and press "Add."
Click on the image to open.
You can view both images side-by-side.
To close an image, click on the "x."
Click on "Window views and thumbnail display."
Choose book view, particularly if the image is a periodical or a book.