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Our contributions to the community

We favour open source software

As a company Cogapp is technology agnostic, we use the right tool for the job at hand. Having said that, we also believe in the open source movement so when developing solutions for our clients, Cogapp favours open source software.

We have committed code and other resources to many open source projects over the years including DrupalIIPImage, and various smaller projects. We have also released software developed in-house and on behalf of our clients.

Open source Storiiies

We recently published our image-led storytelling tool, Storiiies, as an open source project. Based on the IIIF framework, Storiiies allows anyone to create engaging, rich narratives that explore a given image in detail. By zooming and panning around an image, content creators can highlight points of interest or simply tell a story by leading viewers on a journey around the image.

Read more about Storiiies or explore the open source project on GitHub:


A collage of images showing cropped close-ups of artworks demonstrating the Storiiies tool

Recent collaborative open source projects

Our work with Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Library is published under open source licenses and can be found on the organisations' respective GitHub repositories.

We have developed a museum tour platform as well as an in-depth layered image viewer for Art Institute of Chicago.


For Harvard Library we augmented their efforts to develop the open source Mirador viewer for use at Harvard.


Recent larger-scale projects published in collaboration with our clients include our work with Hammer Museum creating Hammer Channel, an open source video archive platform, and an open source natural history collection platform for our friends at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Both projects are available on GitHub:




We also publish the source code to our hack day projects and other smaller experiments on the CogappLabs GitHub account.

Keep us in the loop

We would love it if people took on our work and used it for the benefit of the wider cultural sector. One of our core principles is to lead our industry forward, we hope our participation in the open source movement helps to deliver on this aim.

If any of our work has helped you in any way we'd love to hear from you.