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Re: Quick self-introduction

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:18:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUGdYNp8BcQ-2x08KrTP5EYfWFiSNoaVyfqTds=m5mFuAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

I'm Rob Sanderson at Stanford University, one of the co-chairs of the
group.  My interest in annotation is long standing from a digital library /
digital publishing / [scholarly] communication perspective, all of which
are moving to align with the architecture of the web (some more quickly
than others).  My view on annotation in general is a user-writable layer
over top of the web: if resources accepting content from consumers is Web
2.0, then the next iteration is surely to make the web infrastructure
accept content from consumers :)  My background is academic and related
research institutions, primarily in library/information science, but worry
not, I understand very well the benefits of practicality over theoretical
purity.

I was co-PI in the Open Annotation Collaboration (2009-2013), one of the
two initiatives that joined forces in 2011 to form the Open Annotation
Community Group along with Annotation Ontology.  I was then co-chair and
co-editor for the Community Group, and worked closely with other sectors to
engage in how Open Annotation could be used, including with IDPF and
annotating EPUBs and the IIIF Framework for annotating images and
representing digitized objects.

I very much look forwards to working with you all :)

All the best,

Rob


On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:08 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes <
soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi, looking forward for the Web Annotation WG kicking off. Here's my
> introduction:
>
>
> I am Stian Soiland-Reyes [0] at School of Computer Science, University
> of Manchester. I work in the myGrid [1] group, where we are producing
> software for supporting scientists in fields ranging from
> bioinformatics, biodiversity and chemistry to text mining (including
> Utopia Documents [2]), library preservation, scientific
> reproducibility (Research Object [3] and scientific workflows (Taverna
> [4]).
>
> Our tools are usually web-based with a high reliance of user content
> contribution and annotations (myExperiment [5], BioCatalogue [6], SEEK
> [7], MethodBox[10]), and rely heavily on web services (REST/SOAP) and
> Linked Data (Taverna [4], RightField [8], Open PHACTS [9]).
>
> My research interests lie particularly along the lines of provenance,
> attributions and annotations. I was a member of the W3C Provenance
> working group, a contributor on specifications like PROV-O [11] and
> ontologies like PAV [12] and Research Object [13].
>
> I have previously participated in the Open Annotation Community Group,
> particularly from the viewpoint of our use of semantic annotations to
> describe digital research contributions in Research Objects [14][15]
> using ORE and AO/OA.
>
>
>
>
>
> [0] http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/
> [1] http://www.mygrid.org.uk/
> [2] http://utopiadocs.cs.man.ac.uk/
> [3] http://www.researchobject.org/
> [4] http://www.taverna.org.uk/
> [5] http://www.myexperiment.org/
> [6] http://biocatalogue.org/
> [7] http://www.seek4science.org/
> [8] http://www.rightfield.org.uk/
> [9] http://www.openphacts.org/
> [10] https://www.methodbox.org/
> [11] http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-o/
> [12] http://purl.org/pav/html
> [13] http://purl.org/wf4ever/model
> [14] http://wf4ever.github.io/ro/#annotations-example-sec
> [15] http://wf4ever.github.io/ro/bundle/draft/#manifest-annotations
>
>
>
>
>
> On 12 September 2014 22:03, TB Dinesh <dinesh@servelots.com> wrote:
> > We at Janastu.org, Bangalore, India have been providing Free Software
> > (FOSS) support and necessary R&D to non-profits (NPOs/NGOs) since
> > 2002. Sometime during 2010, we got to look into the issue of web
> > content accessibility for low-literates and worked on re-narration
> > as a model based on how content reaches the low-literates in real life
> > [isif,w4a].
> >
> > This soon evolved into using web annotations, that we call SWeeTs, as
> > the building block for the re-narration web [alipi], We now develop
> > SWeeT Web [swt] tools and use them in a number of projects, for
> > example in creating visual essays from oral narratives.
> >
> > Looking forward to the communications on this list,
> > -dinesh
> >
> >
> > [isif]
> http://isif.asia/theme/default/files/ISIFGrants2010-TechnicalReport_Servelots.pdf
> > [w4a] http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2207030
> > [alipi] wiki.janastu.org/Alipi
> > [swt] wiki.janastu.org/Sweet_Web
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
> School of Computer Science
> The University of Manchester
> http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/ http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
>
>


-- 
Rob Sanderson
Technology Collaboration Facilitator
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305
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