Building Exhibits with Wax

This workshop will provide an introduction to the open source tool “Wax” which creates simple digital exhibits with a IIIF (international image interoperability framework) compliant image viewer. Using IIIF makes it possible for others to engage with digital objects more fully.

This workshop is presented by the UBC Library Research Commons.

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Goals of this Workshop

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to

  • Articulate the benefits of a minimal computing approach to digital exhibits
  • Create a simple Wax exhibit


0:00 Welcome and using Zoom
0:05 Introduction
0:30 Overview of Wax
0:45 Demonstration of setting up a Wax site
1:00 Co-working time - set up your environment and try it yourself!