Annotations: Hypothesis Now Supports DOIs, How Does It All Work?
Scientific journals come and go, but the scientific record is permanent, and its annotation layer should be too. New Hypothesis support for DOIs (digital object identifiers) helps ensure a robust connection between articles and annotations.
The scientific literature needs to be permanent. Journals may come and go, but articles will live on, and so should annotations that refer to them. The DOI enables a domain-independent connection between content and annotations. By taking better advantage of the DOI, Hypothesis now reinforces that connection.
Udell does a super job (as you would expect from J.U.) explaining how it all works. A very interesting and educational read.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.