May 24, 2019

Preprint: “Enabling a Conversation Across Scholarly Monographs through Open Annotation”

The preprint linked below was recently shared on Preprints.org.

Title

Enabling a Conversation Across Scholarly Monographs through Open Annotation

Authors

Andrea C. Bertino
Göttingen State and University Library

Heather Staines
MIT Knowledge Futures Group

Source

Preprints 2019, 2019050166
DOI: 10.20944/preprints201905.0166.v1

Abstract

The digital format opens up new possibilities for interaction with monographic publications. In particular, annotation tools make it possible to broaden the discussion on the content of a book, to suggest new ideas, to report errors or inaccuracies, and to conduct open peer reviews. However, this requires the support of the users who might not yet be familiar with the annotation of digital documents. This paper will give concrete examples and recommendations for exploiting the potential of annotation in academic research and teaching. After presenting the annotation tool of Hypothesis, the article focuses on its use in the context of HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science Infrastructure), a project aimed to improve the Open Access digital monograph. The general line and the aims of a post-peer review experiment with the annotation tool, as well as its usage in didactic activities concerning monographic publications are presented and proposed as potential best practices for similar annotation activities.

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