[tdwg-content] Open Annotation Ontology Rollout

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 14:44:01 CET 2013

The W3C Open Annotation Community Group
<http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/> is pleased to announce
three public meetings introducing the Open Annotation Data Model
Community Specification.

The Open Annotation Core Data Model
<http://www.openannotation.org/spec/core/> 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

These day-long public roll-outs, carried out in concert with the
Annotation Ontology and the Open Annotation Collaboration, 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

Topics will include:

* The Open Annotation Data Model
* The W3C Open Annotation Community Group
* Existing implementations
* Developer tools & resources

Rollout times and locations:

* U.S. West Coast Rollout – 09 April 2013 at Stanford University
Registration: <https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010270>

* U.S. East Coast Rollout – 06 May 2013 at the University of Maryland
Registration: <https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010271>

* U.K. Rollout – 24 June 2013 at the University of Manchester
Registration: <https://www.eventville.com/Catalog/EventRegistration1.asp?Eventid=1010272)

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

For more information and individual agendas, see:

Robert A. Morris

Emeritus Professor  of Computer Science
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3390

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Filtered Push Project
Harvard University Herbaria
Harvard University

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