About

manducus.net is a project to make freely available digital image sources of scientific importance available online in an interoperable form. For this purpose, manducus.net loads raw material of the already freely accessible image data onto its own server, converts it and makes it available according to the IIIF standard.

The use of manducus.net is free of charge and is available to everyone. manducus.net does not work profit-oriented and uses only image material, which is already freely available and has been published either as public domain or under one of the Creative Commons licenses.

Currently there are about 24.000 images from Wikimedia Commons, which were published there either under the Creative Commons License CC0 or with a Public Domain Mark.

What is IIIF? The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a technology standard that allows digital images to be made available interoperable so that work surfaces can be implemented that allow for the interactive use of academic resources across institutions. IIIF is a standard developed and implemented by the world’s leading national and university libraries. Further information can be found at http://iiif.io.

Do you want to publish digitalized images IIIF-compatible?

Please contact us if you would like to integrate images into manducus.net.

Please contact us if you would like to operate your own IIIF-compatible services. We will be happy to advise you.

manducus.net uses Mirador to display the images.