University Library joins “Annotating All Knowledge” effort

The University Library and more than 40 scholarly publishers, platforms, libraries and technology partners have joined the “Annotating All Knowledge” effort. Coalition members, some of the world’s largest and most important scholarly publishers and knowledge platforms, share the goal of building an open conversation layer over all knowledge, which encompasses books, articles, images, data, and other scholarly works. They will be working together to define, design, and implement a common framework for scholarly collaboration from peer-review through post-production discussion, all based on open standards.

“Libraries are hubs which bring users and information together,” said John Wilkin, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at Illinois. “Open Annotation is a compelling technology that can make our online resources more lively and valuable.”

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