2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 3F: Web Annotations…
Scholarly communication on the Web has moved from simple publication of static content to engagement with scholars in an interactive and participatory environment. Scholars are seeking research tools and feedback in an ongoing, collaborative process. This session will discuss outcomes from two technically focused communities approach to fulfilling that need. The Annotating All Knowledge project (https://hypothes.is/annotating-all-knowledge/), a coalition made up of many of the worlds key scholarly publishers, platforms, libraries, and technology organizations, is an innovative initiative that is enabling rich and respectful discussion via web-based annotations. IIIF, the International Image Interoperablity Framework (http://iiif.io/), is a community of over 600 international cultural heritage organizations, national libraries, research institutions, museums, technology firms and aggregators that is using standards to provide dynamic access to image-based content for both the results and objects of scholarship, also built around the notion of annotation. After a discussion of the use cases that brought the communities together and a demo of the free, open-source, standards-based technologies these projects are using to create a dynamic, interoperable context for scholarship, the speakers will engage with the attendees to learn how the scholarly community would like to see these projects evolve to improve the ability for scholars to communicate about and interact with their digital content.
Moderator: Bill Kasdorf, Apex CoVantage, Content Solutions