The Open Annotation Collaboration continues to move ahead, and has just announced a workshop to help validate and expand the applicability of the model that they have developed. I’ve reproduced the announcement below.
The Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) project is pleased to announce an open call for statements of interest in participating in the Using the OAC Model for Annotation Interoperability Workshop. The workshop will be held 24-25 March 2011 in Chicago, IL and will provide an in- depth introduction to the OAC data model and ontology for describing scholarly annotations of Web-accessible information resources.
Use cases suggested by workshop participants and involving a range of scholarly annotation classes and target media types will be discussed. Participants will be asked to examine, comment on, and provide feedback on how well the OAC data model and framework intersects (or fails to intersect) with domain-specific needs for scholarly annotation services and with existing discipline or repository-specific annotation tools and services. By the end of the day and a half workshop, attendees will be better prepared to propose and undertake implementations of annotation tools and services that leverage the OAC data model and ontology.
The workshop is planned for 9 AM March 24 through 1 PM March 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Limited support is available to reimburse invited participants for reasonable travel costs. Preliminary statements of interest & use case briefs are requested by January 24, 2011. In the event of oversubscription, these briefs will be used to select invitees; invitations will be issued by February 7.
Please see http://www.openannotation.org/documents/CallForWorkshopParticipation.pdf for additional details and context; contact Tim Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jacob Jett (email@example.com) for further information.
The Open Annotation Collaboration is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. OAC members include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Maryland, the University of Queensland (Australia), and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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