Supporting Scholarly Annotation of Online Mathematics Resources (from IMU newsletter)

The W3C Open Annotation Community Group [1] is developing an open, general-purpose model for describing scholarly annotations of Web resources, including scholarly journal articles, class Web pages, mathematics eprints, etc. Leveraging emerging Semantic Web standards and Linked Open Data best practices, the goal of Open Annotation is interoperability that simultaneously supports advanced scholarly discourse and a wide-range of content repositories and annotation tools. More and more annotation tools now available or in development can be used with mathematics content; the goal of Open Annotation is to encourage development of semantic-rich tools and services by providing a shared model of annotation description on which to build.

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