[Humanist] 24.870 rfp: Open Annotation Collaboration

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 870.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 12:56:07 -0400
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: Open Annotation Collaboration RFP

Dear all,

The Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) project is pleased to announce
a Request For Proposal to collaborate with OAC researchers for
building implementations of the OAC data model and ontology. The OAC
is seeking to collaborate with scholars and/or librarians currently
using and/or curating established repositories of scholarly digital
resources with well-defined audiences of scholars. The OAC intends to
fund a set of four projects that are complementary in content media
type and use cases that leverage the OAC Data Model to the fullest
extent, and that leverage existing annotation tools or at least have
articulated an interesting scholarly annotation use case.

Two of the successful Respondents will collaborate with OAC
researchers at the University of Maryland and the other two will
collaborate with OAC research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. (For these collaborations, Illinois and Maryland will
provide guidance on the implementation of the OAC data model and
ontology, help in defining extensions of the data model that might be
necessary, advice on existing tools that might be adaptable for the
demonstration experiment, feedback on correctness of mappings from/to
native annotation formats and/or annotations created.)

The full text of the RFP can be found at

The IP agreement attachment to this RFP is available at:

A FAQ about this RFP is available at:

Please make all submissions regarding this RFP, including your letter
of intent and proposal, to oac2rfp at support.lis.illinois.edu

Questions: regarding any details of this RFP should also be emailed to
oac2rfp at support.lis.illinois.edu; answers to substantive questions
from individuals will be posted immediately on the RFP FAQ page
mentioned above (so as to available to all proposers).

The Open Annotation Collaboration is supported by a grant from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. OAC members include the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Maryland, the
University of Queensland (Australia), and the Los Alamos National


Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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