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I'm the project coordinator for the Open Annotation Collaboration
research project based at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. This project has been working in collaboration with
similar projects such as the Harvard-based Annotation Ontology project
to develop an RDF-based data model for digital annotation tools
supporting interoperable annotations. The 1.0 production ready version
of this specification, Open Annotation 1.0, has just been published.

We are announcing three public meetings introducing the Open
Annotation Data Model Community Specification. These day-long public
rollouts, carried out in concert with the Annotation Ontology and the
Open Annotation Community Group
(, and made possible by
generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will inform
digital humanities and sciences computing developers, curators of
digital collections and scholars using digital content about the W3C
Open Annotation Community Group’s work.

Participants will learn about the data model's core features and
advanced modules through tutorials, a showcase of existing
implementations, Q&A sessions with community implementers and live
demonstrations. Topics will include:
•       The Open Annotation Data Model,
•       The W3C Open Annotation Community Group,
•       Existing implementations,
•       Developer tools & resources.

Rollout times and places:
•       U.S. West Coast Rollout – 09 April 2013 at Stanford University
•       U.S. East Coast Rollout – 06 May 2013 at the University of
Maryland (RSVP -
•       U.K. Rollout – 24 June 2013 at the University of Manchester

There is no registration fee but RSVP (online) is required. RSVP for a
rollout near you using one of the links above or by visiting:

You can learn further information about the W3C Open Annotation
Community Group and the Open Annotation Collaboration by visiting:



Jacob Jett
Visiting Project Coordinator
Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493, Champaign, IL 61820-6211 USA
(217) 244-2164
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