January 28, 2022

Audio Interview and Video Presentation: Peter Brantley Discusses Hypothes.is and the Annotated Web

In a new podcast interview posted on The Scholarly Kitchen weblog, the always interesting and insightful Peter Brantley talks about what he and his colleagues are up to at Hypothes.is. Peter is also a friend of mine as he is to many others in the library community.

Before beginning at Hypothes.is at the beginning of this year, Peter worked at The Internet Archive. Before that he was the Director of the Digital Library Foundation. He blogs on the Publishers Weekly website. More about Peter in this post from January 22, 2013.

The Podcast Interview (Blurb)

Peter Brantley, the director of scholarly communication at the start-up Hypothes.is, talks with host Stewart Wills about the firm’s efforts to build an open annotation layer on the Web, his thoughts on how in-line annotation differs, in both spirit and potential, from the more common practice of online comment streams, and some possible applications in scholarly communication, publishing, and peer review.

Direct to Podcast

More Brantley? No Problem

A video of Peter’s presentation about web annotation from the 2013 Spring Council for Networked Information meeting in San Antonio is embedded below.

Finally, last week a gathering was held in D.C. to discuss annotation as it relates to open data, legal documents, etc. The event was organized by Hypothes.is. Detailed notes are available on the Legal Informatics Blog.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.