Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: The Social Reading Experience of Sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
September 12, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
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The NISO Digital Bookmarking and Annotation Sharing Working Group was formed following discussion meetings funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation held in October 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany, and San Francisco, CA. The group's goal is to develop a standard syntax for how bookmarks and notes should be located in a digital text, especially in online environments that might be continually updated or mutable.
This webinar will present perspectives on this initiative, with speakers covering its background, one approach to annotations serving as a high-level framework, and the need for standardized bookmarking mechanisms in practice.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Annotating the Web with W3C Open Annotations
Rob Sanderson, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
Based on a merger of the Open Annotation Collaboration and Annotation Ontology, the W3C Open Annotation Community Group is working towards an interoperability specification for annotating, tagging and bookmarking resources on the web. With participants from around the world and from many diverse backgrounds and communities, the community group is well placed to arrive at a system that covers the vast majority of requirements and is extensible for unforeseen scenarios in the future.
This presentation will explain the current status of the work, with an introduction to the data model and the interactions, along with the vision for the road ahead. Dr Robert Sanderson is one of the co-chairs of the community group, along with Dr Paolo Ciccarese from Harvard Medical School.
Hypothes.is: an open system for annotating the web.
Dan Whaley, Founder/Product Manager, hypothes.is
We think relatively simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet, and by extension in the greater world around us.
Hypothes.is will be a distributed, open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information. It will enable sentence-level critique of written words combined with a sophisticated yet easy-to-use model of community peer-review. It will work as an overlay on top of any stable content, including news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more-without requiring participation of the underlying site.
It is based on a new draft standard for annotating digital documents currently being developed by the Open Annotation Collaboration, a consortium that includes the Internet Archive, NISO (National Information Standards Organization), O'Reilly Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a number of academic institutions.
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