A busy time at Hypothes.is.
A couple of weeks ago we learned and posted that Peter Brantley (a friend to many of us) was moving from the Internet Archive to Hypothes.is to become their Director of Scholarly Communications. Our post included an embedded intro video about what Hypothes.is is up to. In a few words they’re working to develop open standards for networked based collaborative evaluation based on work being done by the Open Annotation Collaboration.
Today, news that Hypothes.is is organizing a workshop (April 10-12, 2013) in San Francisco.
From a Blog Post:
In organizing this workshop, we see an opportunity to bring technologists and early adopters together with those that have a curiosity and ultimately a stake in the adoption of annotation platforms and practices –from organizations such as journals, publishers, libraries and encyclopedias, to end users including scholars, scientists, journalists and public servants. Our goal is for participants to share the current status of technologies and standards efforts, what we collectively imagine for the future, and to identify and prioritize the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
The first two days will feature updates and demonstrations from technology developers on what’s being built as well as presentations on how annotation is being deployed and used in a diversity of different domains. We’ll also include a healthy portion of unconference-style participant-driven sessions.
The last optional day will be dedicated to hands-on technical implementation and Q&A between developers and those curious about incorporating annotation into their offerings and thinking moving forward.
Funding for the workshop is coming from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Organizers hope to stream the event live.
Want to Participate?
Good news, the workshop is free to attend but space is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn