Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC)

Total Funding to Date



  • Allen Renear
  • Carole Palmer

The overarching goals of the Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) are to facilitate to emergence of a Web and resource-centric interoperable annotation environment that allows leveraging annotations across the boundaries of annotation clients, annotation servers, and content collections, to demonstrate the utility of this environment, and to see widespread adoption of this environment. To this end the OAC has made available the draft annotation data model and ontology developed during Phase I. OAC Phase II focuses on directly engaging humanities scholars and involving existing collections of digital content that have well-defined communities of scholars interested in annotating such content.


Funding Agencies

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – $362,000.00
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2012 – $170,000.00