Mathematics and Digital Content Access Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Biomedical Informatics Research & Development Instructor of Neurology
Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital
A year ago the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) and the Annotation Ontology Initiative joined forces to found the W3C Open Annotation Community Group. The group has refined and merged data models and ontologies for describing scholarly annotations of web-accessible resources. The Community Group released a late beta version of the reconciled data model in May 2012; the 1.0 release is expected in January 2013. This briefing will provide an update on data model and ontology work done over the last 18 months and summarize results that informed this work from nine annotation demonstration experiments sponsored by the Open Annotation Collaboration (institutions participating in these experiments include: Alexander Street Press, Brown University, Cornell University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Meertens Institute, New York University, Stanford University, University of Colorado, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, and University of Queensland).
The presentation will also include a preview of plans for Spring 2013 public rollouts of the Open Annotation specifications. Concrete illustrations of the Open Annotation data model in action will be presented, and participants will be encouraged to ask questions about how to apply the data model to their specific scholarly use cases.
The Open Annotation Collaboration is supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.