Friday, May 17, 2013 Annotating the World’s Knowledge Annotating the World’s Knowledge, a project briefing from CNI's spring 2013 member meeting by Peter Brantley, is now available on CNI's video channels:, a not-for-profit start-up, is building a reference implementation for open annotation that will be a distributed, open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information based on a new draft standard for annotating digital documents. It is currently being developed by the Open Annotation Collaboration, a consortium that includes the Internet Archive, NISO (National Information Standards Organization), O’Reilly Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a number of academic institutions. This presentation includes discussion of the system under development, as well as a demonstration of some of its new tools, presented by scholarly communications director Peter Brantley.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube ( and on Vimeo (
About CNI:
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI’s members; CNI is entirely funded through membership dues. Semi-annual membership meetings bring together representatives of CNI’s constituencies to discuss ongoing and new projects, and to plan for future initiatives.

CNI is based in Washington, DC and led by Executive Director Clifford A. Lynch and Associate Executive Director Joan K. Lippincott.

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