International collaborations

Biblissima's Scientific Advisory Board

Biblissima's Scientific Advisory Board, a Digital Humanities "think tank", brings together experts from Europe and abroad (University of Stanford) and is a first step in expanding the project's network internationally.

The IIIF Initiative for Image Interoperability

Biblissima is actively involved in the IIIF international initiative (International Image Interoperability Framework), led by Stanford University. An increasing number of scientific and cultural heritage institutions around the world are joining this initiative (universities, national and other major libraries, national and international projects, etc. — see The Biblissima Team is involved in the working groups that are drawing up the IIIF specifications (API) and is also coordinating the technical implementation of these standards at Biblissima's partner institutions, as part of the Observatory's work on image repositories.

For further information on IIIF, see the introduction on Biblissima's documentation website (in French) or visit the IIIF website.

The DARIAH European Network

Biblissima contributes to the Work Package 4 of Humanities at Scale (HaS), a project supported by the DARIAH European Network (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities):

The University of Padua (DISSGEA)

From September 2017, Biblissima establish a partnership with the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità of the University of Padua (DISSGEA ;, with the aim of creating an Institute of Advanced Studies on the theme of mobility, with a special focus on the history of texts and digital humanities. The DISSGEA, through a scientific contribution to the Bibale database, will supply the Biblissima portal with data on the history of books in Veneto during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (circulation of texts and ideas through the history of collections, loans, exchanges, trade...).