[annotator-dev] Annotator and yuma-js media annotation toolkit?

Simon Rainer Rainer.Simon at ait.ac.at
Wed Jan 18 19:00:09 UTC 2012

Hi Andrew,

that sounds great! I'll stay tuned.

<I wonder what more specifics you have in mind for interoperability.>

Still need to dive into the details of Annotator to be able to tell that, I guess. But the main thing that occured to me is that Yuma (=working title for our tool) might be able to fill a niche where only parts of content embedded in a Web page should be annotated; in particular when it's about more "exotic" media types. (We already have support for maps, zoomable images, and audio/video is in preparation.)

Also, I thought there might be a chance to join forces somehow regarding server-side annotation storage. Our goal was always to make it easy for people to set up their own storage server, integrated with their own environment, login infrastructure, etc. At the same time, we've also been having the vision of a central hosting service for people who can't or don't want to set up their own solution (or who'd rather participate in a larger "social annotation network"). While I feel there are a few differences in how we approach things, we seem to share the fundamental ideas. 

But there are certainly other aspects I haven't thought about yet. Maybe we can even identify some low-hanging fruit for short-term cooperation, who knows. But in any case: it's always good to coordinate and join forces, so I'm happy get into discussion! :-)

Looking forward to it,


Von: Andrew - FinalsClub [andrew at finalsclub.org]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 18. Jänner 2012 00:02
An: Simon Rainer
Cc: annotator-dev at lists.okfn.org
Betreff: Re: [annotator-dev] Annotator and yuma-js media annotation toolkit?


Your project looks fantastic.  Right now Annotator is in a state of flux as we at FinalsClub.org will be taking the lead on development by March.  At first glance, your project looks fantastic and compatible with Annotator.  I wonder what more specifics you have in mind for interoperability.

I plan to organize monthly calls starting in March.  This seems like a great topic for discussion.  If you stay tuned to this list, you should see the details of the next meeting soon.  Till then, feel free to email the group or me directly to touch base.

Looking Forward,
Andrew Magliozzi
Founder, FinalsClub.org

On Jan 17, 2012, at 7:34 AM, Simon Rainer <Rainer.Simon at ait.ac.at> wrote:

> Hi!
> I recently stumbled across the Annotator project - and it seems there are quite a few commonalities (and complementing aspects!) with a project I've been working on. The project was about annotation of media (images, zoomable images & maps, audio, video) embedded in Web pages.
> Originally this work was funded under the EuropeanaConnect project, an EU research project related to the Europeana culturual heritage portal (http://europeana.eu). However, we're now transitioning into a community effort:
> http://yuma-js.github.com/
> We're still at an early stage. But I wonder if there's some opportunity to cooperate, or at least a way to align our efforts somehow? (make the tools interoperable, align data models, mechanisms for server-side storage etc.)
> Let me know what you think!
> Cheers,
> Rainer
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