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Open Annotation Collaboration

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Open Annotation Collaboration

From the webpage:

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 1.0 release of the Open Annotation Data Model & Ontology. This work is the product of the W3C Open Annotation Community Group jointly founded by the Annotation Ontology and the Open Annotation Collaboration. The OA Community Group will be hosting three public rollout events, U.S. West Coast, U.S. East Coast, and in the U.K. this Spring and early Summer. Implementers, developers, and information managers who attend one of these meetings will learn about the OA Data Model & Ontology firsthand from OA Community implementers and see existing annotation services that have been built using the OA model.

Open Annotation Specification Rollout Dates

U.S. West Coast Rollout – 09 April 2013 at Stanford University

U.S. East Coast Rollout – 06 May 2013 at the University of Maryland

U.K. Rollout – 24 June 2013 at the University of Manchester

No registration fee but RSVP required.

Materials on the Open Annotation Data Model & Ontology (W3C) and other annotation resources.

The collection of Known Annotation Clients is my favorite.

Annotator (and AnnotateIt)

Friday, April 6th, 2012


From the webpage:

The Annotator is an open-source JavaScript library and tool that can be added to any webpage to make it annotatable.

Annotations can have comments, tags, users and more. Morever, the Annotator is designed for easy extensibility so its a cinch to add a new feature or behaviour.

AnnotateIt is a bookmarklet that claims to allow annotation of arbitrary webpages.

Not what I think anyone was expecting when XLink/XPointer were young but perhaps sufficient unto the day.

I am going to look rather hard at this and it may appear as part of this blog in the near future.

What other features do you think would make this a better topic mapping tool?