Good Practices for Integrating Digitised Data

Library shelves with books and archival material



This online workshop, delivered by Scott Renton and Lucy Pennington from the University of Edinburgh Library, will focus on good practices for integrating different types of digitised data.  

During the two hours we are going to look at the following resources/tools:  

  1. Library content datasets and the systems that store them (Archives, Images and a few others- now and future). 
  2. Exports of digital content (LUNA, collections as data pdfs)  
  3. Metadata standards  
  4. Metadata harvesting (ArchivesSpace API, LUNA API, ArchivesSpace OAI Harvesting) 
  5. IIIF- contextualised overview  
  6. IIIF- practical  
  7. Lyell website


The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a community-led approach to standardised image delivery. Its aims are to produce uniform, rich access to media wherever it is hosted; to produce APIs that support interoperability, and to produce tools that improve the user experience around viewing, comparing, manipulating, and annotating images.   

Luna is Library and University Collections’ digital images repository, housing 250,000+ images across the range of heritage collections. All Luna images are available via the IIIF APIs and can be manipulated and harvested accordingly. See    

The Lyell website is a recent project to display and highlight the Lyell collection, particularly the complete collection of notebooks. The website utilises Luna, archives Space, metadata and IIIF to accomplish this, providing a real-world example of how these different resources can be used to showcase digitised data. 


This is a beginner-level event. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method.    

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details and a link to join the session in advance of the start time.    

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.  


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