Here at Smart Chicago, we seek to use existing tools to get things done. That’s why we launched our Annotations Program last year to publish rich text-based annotations of dense government documents like municipal code, RFPs, contracts, and other documents of this nature.
Today, the GSA cited us an example in launching their own annotated content: GSA Introduces News Genius to Decode Government Web
The federal government joins the City of Chicago’s Smart Chicago Collaborative, MIT, Harvard and other leading colleges and universities in putting News Genius to practical uses. The Smart Chicago Collaborative opens contracts, municipal code, request for proposals and more. The edX online education initiative, including MIT, Harvard and the Smithsonian Institution, similarly uses the annotation platform to unlock deeper understandings of course materials.