Design for Literature

Last updated 1 Aug 2018

What is Design For Literature?

We are working towards an open-source, collaborative platform (a reference implementation) for creating, editing/annotating, and publishing eWorks. We want to provide the education community an unsurpassed learning experience. Our initial focus is on literary works: submitting them, annotating them in both static and dynamic ways, and browsing them in a deep way. We use state-of-the-art technology in AI and UIX to create a deep and pleasurable learning and publishing/editing experience.

We welcome brilliant volunteers to work part-time or full-time on technology (web services, web clients, AI/ML modeling and algorithms, analytics, search, and infrastructure) and content (philologists, journalists, literary critics).

Collaborators and Contributors

Volunteer Contributor Program: Volunteers with sufficient skills in at least one key area will work with us remotely and communicate via Zoom or Skype. We will mentor you on other skills that you might need to do your job. We are looking for contributors with the following skills:

Institutional Collaborators: Inquiries are welcome.


Design for Literature
PO Box 620205
Woodside, CA 94062-0205
United States

Ruben Kleiman


A Git repository for components and documentation has been set up at

Noteworthy Standards and Models

  1. Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  2. RDF Syntax Specification
  3. FRBR (OCLC)
  4. CITE URN Citation Architecture
  5. Open Annotation Data Model
  6. XC: Extensible Catalog