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First alpha release of Europeana's Annotation API

From: Hugo Manguinhas <Hugo.Manguinhas@europeana.eu>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:33:48 +0000
To: W3C Public Annotation List <public-annotation@w3.org>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6D0598B03E7E9848A4287E110919B4BA0112BD38@MBX-SRV-P200.wpakb.kb.nl>
Hi all,

We (the Europeana Foundation) finally have our annotation API in a state that we can share with the group!

The endpoint is available at http://test-annotations.europeana.eu/annotation  and you can use for the moment "apidemo" as apikey. A user friendly interface of the API is available at http://test-annotations.europeana.eu/docs/index.html , btw we use a tool called Swagger for generating the REST interface and documentation... also, if you would like to see a real annotation coming from the HistoryPin.org plaform, here is the link: http://test-annotations.europeana.eu/annotation/historypin/136290?wskey=apidemo .

The version that is live follows the version prior to the one from 15th October of the Web Annotation Data Model and the recently published spec of the W3C Annotation Protocol... btw, we will be revising our implementation soon to comply with the latest version. Besides the general CRUD methods it has an additional method for search method for discovering annotations. All methods have an additional flavour using format extensions instead of the Accept Header. We did this to be compliant with our other APIs which do not follow this practice.

Finally, if you try to create an annotation in the server, please note that we have only implemented some simple scenarios for now and will be progressively supporting more complex ones as we start to agree on how they should be represented... we followed a more restrictive approach so that we can make sure that annotations coming from different client applications are uniformly represented in the server and therefore shown in our portal.

Kind regards,
Hugo Manguinhas

Hugo Manguinhas
Technical R&D Coordinator

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