LibCrowds is fundamentally a Vue.js Server-Side Rendered UI, where the backend comprises various custom plugins, an instance of PYBOSSA and a server that complies with the Web Annotation Protocol.

Therefore, to get up and running we need to install, configure and run an instance of LibCrowds, an instance of PYBOSSA, some PYBOSSA plugins and a Web Annotation server. The following pages will take you through everything you need to get a up and running locally, or to deploy to a production server.


  • PYBOSSA >= v2.9.0
  • Node.js >= 8.0.0

  • To find out how to get LibCrowds up and running locally see the Local Installation guide.
  • See the Deployment guide for guidance on deploying to a production server.