Open Annotation Data Model Rollouts

Join us at one of our three public introductions of the OA data model to:

  • Learn about the OA Data Model Specification,
  • Participate in Q&A with implementers from the OA community,
  • Explore existing annotation services and see live demos of tools.

Who should attend...

  • developers of Web-based annotation tools or services,
  • those interested in linked data and interoperability standards,
  • digital humanities or science computing service implementers.

Rollout Logistics

U.S. West Coast Rollout: Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 - 5:00, Stanford University, Frances C. Arrillaga Center, Meeting Agenda
Logistics: Stanford Terrace Inn is our preferred hotel for attendees. Corporate rates are available while space lasts.

U.S. East Coast Rollout: Monday, May 6, 8:30 - 5:00, University of Maryland, McKeldin Library.
NOTE: THE ROOM BLOCK HAS BEEN CLOSED Hotel: We have established a room block at the Marriott Inn at the University of Maryland. Executive Queen/Queen rooms are available for meeting attendees for $189/night. Check-in Date: Sun. 05 May 2013; Check-out Date: Tue. 07 May 2013.

U.K. Rollout: Monday, June 24, 8:30 - 5:00, The University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Meeting Agenda
Logistics: The Manchester Business School's Hotel and Conference Center is our preferred hotel for this event. We've been quoted the following rates: Friday-Sunday: £48.00 per person per night & Monday-Thrusday: £60.00 per person per night.

Rollout Details

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.

The W3C Open Annotation Community Group in concert with the Open Annotation Collaboration and the Annotation Ontology is pleased to annouce three public meetings introducing the Open Annotation Data Model Community Specification. Made possible by generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these day-long public rollout sessions will inform digital humanities computing developers, curators of digital collections and scholars using digital content about the work of the Open Annotation Community Group and its newly released specification.

Introduction to the Open Annotation Data Model

The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, annotations, using a methodology that conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open Annotations can easily be shared between platforms, with sufficient richness of expression to satisfy complex requirements while remaining simple enough to also allow for the most common use cases, such as attaching a piece of text to a single web resource.

An Annotation is considered to be a set of connected resources, typically including a body and target, where the body is somehow about the target. The full model supports additional functionality, enabling semantic annotations, embedding content, selecting segments of resources, choosing the appropriate representation of a resource and providing styling hints for consuming clients.

Learn more.

Introduction to the W3C Open Annotation Community Group

The Open Annotation Community Group was founded to work towards a common, RDF-based, specification for annotating digital resources. The effort will began by working towards a reconciliation of two proposals that emerged in 2010 and 2011: the Annotation Ontology and the Open Annotation Model. The editors of these proposals closely collaborate to devise a common draft specification that addressed requirements and use cases that were identified in the course of their respective efforts. Throughout 2012 members of the community group experimented with the draft specification and provided public feedback resulting in the Open Annotation Data Model Specification published on 05 February 2013.

Learn more.