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Phase I of the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC)

Here is an article from the Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Volume 1 Number 3 (2011). It is “The Open Annotation Collaboration Phase I: Towards a Shared, Interoperable Data Model for Scholarly Annotation” by Timothy W. Cole, and Myung-Ja Han

This paper reports on preliminary outcomes from Phase I of the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC), discussing them in the context of illustrative scholarly annotation use cases drawn largely from the domain of renaissance emblem studies. The OAC Phase I project sought to address problems of dysfunction caused by too many different, insufficiently interoperable annotation clients and tools through the development and promulgation of a more resource-centric and web-centric standard for making and disseminating scholarly annotations of Web resources. By focusing on representative use cases and an underlying data model of scholarly annotation more consistent with Semantic Web and Linked Data principles rather than on application-specific or interface-specific issues to do with annotation, the OAC seeks to foster annotation sharing and interoperability.

Note: this is post number 500!


Digital Literacy dot gov

This project was recently announced this new “Digital Literacy Initiative

Jumpstarted by a federal interagency working group dedicated to spurring the advancement of digital literacy across all age groups and stages of learning, the Digital Literacy portal organizes content conveniently, enables valuable discussion and collaboration among users and elevates best practices to improve the quality of digital literacy offerings.

Digital Curation and Collaboration

This report from the ARL came out yesterday. It is “New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation.”

Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, the report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects.