The READ Workbench platform has been enhanced to support IIIF Annotation. An end-to-end workflow has been implemented to support art historians and philologists to collaborate on the analysis of inscribed items and is being piloted on Buddha statues, steles and reliquaries.
Workbench 3.2 was released in April 2022. The 3.2 release includes support for annotation of IIIF. The Workbench Image Annotation feature supports flexible annotation of both art historical features and inscriptions and the relationships between them. Any area of an image can be outlined, and semantic Tags applied from taxonomies in standards-based formats. Annotations can be elaborated with extensive notes and external links.