Open Annotation Phase II Workshop (March 24-25, 2011)

Workshop Objectives

Bringing together scholars, librarians and system designers involved in ongoing content-rich projects using or planning to implement annotation tools and services, this workshop will provide an in-depth introduction the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) data model and ontology for describing scholarly annotations of Web-accessible information resources. This data model supports annotation interoperability and sharing across diverse clients, tools, and repositories. Using illustrative use cases contributed by workshop participants and members of the OAC, attendees will be given an opportunity to learn about and work with the latest version of the Open Annotation data model and ontology. Use cases involving a range of scholarly annotation classes and target media types will be presented. Participants will be asked to examine, comment on, and provide feedback on how the Open Annotation data model and framework intersects (or fails to intersect) with domain-specific needs for annotation services and with existing discipline or repository-specific annotation tools and services. By the end of the day and a half workshop, attendees will be better prepared to propose and undertake implementations of annotation tools and services exploiting the Open Annotation data model and ontology.

Workshop Logistics

Illini Center

Dates & Times

Thursday, March 24th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


University of Illinois, College of Business at the Illini Center
200 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606

Workshop Hotel

Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Attendees (Note: All workshop slots have been filled at this time.)