UPDATE: Peter answers eight questions about his work and new job in this Q&A interview with LJ’s Meredith Schwartz.
Peter is both well-known and highly respected in both the library and publishing communities.
Prior to taking the job at Hypothes.is Peter spent four years at the Internet Archive, an organization that does important and essential work. At IA served as the Director of the Open Bookserver Project.
Before his time at the Internet Archive, he served as Executive Director of the Digital Library Foundation.
In an email, Peter has this to say about Hypothes.is and his role there:
Hypothes.is is a not-for-profit that has received early support from Sloan, Mellon, and the Shuttleworth Foundation to develop open standards for the annotation of network-based knowledge; our most important constituency is the scholarly communications community.
For me, this is a return to a group of people, a set of ideas, and an agenda that I care passionately about, and I am thrilled to be joining a small but superb group head by Dan Whaley, an Internet entrepreneur who founded the Internet Travel Network and who cares deeply about science, and a set of collaborators that already spans the globe.
You can learn more about Hypothes.is on their web site and in the video embedded below.
On a personal note and in just a few words, Peter Brantley is one great guy. We’re honored to call him a friend. Congrats Peter!