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Re: Please Support the Proposed W3C Web Annotations WG Charter

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUE1nchbh_uzACRP8Jo2K2+Zhmqn-HYPrQtWuJKimVdb0w@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

Just a friendly reminder that if you're at a W3C member institution, to
please submit a response to the call for review.
Just go here:  https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/annowg/

Also, AC Reps can delegate the responsibility to you. Just ask them to go
here:  https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/annowg/alternate
And pick your name from the dropdown list.

Many thanks!


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> 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)

Rob Sanderson
Technology Collaboration Facilitator
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305
Received on Friday, 25 July 2014 18:26:39 UTC

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