A new blog post by Peter Brantley from hypothes.is informs all of us that the collaborative digital annotation project has just been awarded $752,000 by the Mellon Foundation to, “investigate the use of annotation in humanities and social science scholarship over a two year period.”
This grant was established to address potential impediments in the arts and humanities which could retard the adoption of open standards. These barriers range from the prevalence of more tradition-bound forms of communication and publishing; the absence of pervasive experimentation with network-based models of sharing and knowledge extraction; the difficulties of automating description for arts and disciplines of practice; and the reliance on information dense media such as images, audio, and video. Nonetheless, we believe that with concerted work among our partners, alongside groups making steady progress in the annotation community, we can unite useful threads, bringing the arts and humanities to a point where self-sustaining interest in annotation can be reached.
The blog post continues with examples of how Hypoethes.is is working with partners to serve “traditional scholarship” (incl. Project Muse and Michigan Publishing), “scholarship in transition” (incl. MLA Commons), and “new scholarship” (incl. Project Scalar).
Read the Complete Blog Post
Additional Materials About Hypothes.is and Digital Annotation
- We Recently Posted that the New Issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing (from Michigan Publishing) Now Includes Article Annotation Powered by Hypothes.is
- Agenda and Other Materials From iAnnotate 2014 Conference
Took place San Francisco; April 3-April 6, 2014.
- Audio Interview and Video Presentation: Peter Brantley Discusses Hypothes.is and the Annotated Web
October 9, 2013.