May 21, 2022

Annotations: Hypothesis Now Supports DOIs, How Does It All Work?

From a Blog Post by John Udell:

2017-06-23_14-55-21Scientific 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 ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.