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Please Support the Proposed W3C Web Annotations WG Charter

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:57:40 -0400
Message-ID: <53C54F74.3020709@w3.org>
To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Hi, Open Annotation CG–

I'm pleased to announce that today, the Web Annotation Working Group 
charter has entered W3C Advisory Committee review. If all goes well, the 
Web Annotation WG will be launched in September.

I want to thank everyone in the WG, especially Paolo and Rob, who came 
together to form the Open Annotation data model; that will be a key 
deliverable of the Web Annotations WG.

I also want to thank everyone who attended the workshop, or who provided 
feedback on the charter; the charter was much stronger because of your 
thoughtfulness and help.

I know that annotations are of general interest to this group, so I 
don't need to tell you how important this is. If you want to see this 
work move forward, it's important that you indicate your support to help 
W3C management set priorities.

If you're a W3C Member, to register your interest, simply fill out the 
AC review form for the Web Annotations WG charter [1]. If you are 
passionate about W3C standardizing annotations, you can also fill out 
the AC review form for the WebApps WG charter [2], and explicitly 
mention the Robust Anchoring deliverable that is a joint deliverable 
between the WebApps and Web Annotations WGs.

Filling out both forms should only take about 5-10 minutes, and the AC 
review for the WebApps WG charter ends on Thursday, so please take some 
time now to fill out these forms. We really appreciate it.

If you're not a W3C Member, nothing shows your support for Web 
annotations more than joining W3C now. But if you can't join W3C, you 
can still help by spreading the word.

For background, back in April 2014, W3C held a Web Annotations Workshop; 
in the workshop report [3], you can read the presentation and discussion 
summaries, and watch the videos of the event.

Some of the highlights were the importance of importance of standardized 
annotations for accessibility [4], for education, and for digital 
publishing.

If you'd like to hear more about what we're doing with Web annotations, 
please feel free to contact me, and I'd be happy to talk to you.

[1] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/annowg/
[2] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/webapps-2014/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/report.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/slides/gerardo-slides.pdf

Regards–
–Doug Schepers (W3C)
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:57:47 UTC

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