Introducing web-based annotation to neuroscience

For as long as we have produced scholarly works, we have annotated them.  From scribbles in the margin, to underlines and highlights, to learned commentary providing additional information, academics routinely add knowledge to scholarly output.  But scholarly works are no longer in scrolls or even on paper, they are on web pages.  So shouldn’t our [...]

By |2015-12-16T20:58:52-08:0029 Sep 2015|

Annotation Summit at the New York Times

Poynter Annotation Summit leaflet. Together with the Poynter Institute, and with funding from the Knight Foundation and Craigconnects, Hypothesis hosted an “Annotation Summit” at The New York Times Building last week. The event brought together approximately fifty technologists, publishers, and writers from a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington [...]

By |2015-07-02T15:28:05-07:0029 May 2015|

Back from Budapest headed to Hungary this January for some seasonal face-to-face time with our team. Tackling the problem of Web Annotation remotely works great most of the year. These face-to-face meetings give us a chance to understand more about our team than our tech. We focused on moving off our fork of Annotator 1.2.6. We achieved [...]

By |2017-02-23T10:50:28-08:0023 Jan 2015|

Climate Annotation Workshop – December 18th & 19th aims to organize the community of climate scientists to annotate online media and provide readers and authors with in-situ feedback about the scientific credibility of information. Our very own Dan Whaley will be speaking at the Climate Feedback workshop on December 18th @ 6:30 pm. The following morning, will be hosting a morning [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:36:29-08:0012 Dec 2014|

Peer Review and Annotation

On May 15-16, 2014, approximately 60 attendees from AAAS and arXiv to the W3C joined at an Alfred P. Sloan funded meeting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) offices in Washington DC to explore new models of peer review and post-publication commentary in the sciences. As background, Alfred P. Sloan provided support and [...]

By |2015-01-26T22:57:52-08:007 Jun 2014|

I Annotate 2014, Reprised

Hypothesis hosted the second I Annotate meeting in San Francisco from April 3-6, and we think it was a tremendous success. I Annotate brings together the worldwide annotation community to share developments, insights, challenges, and forge new connections. This year there was a marked sense of progress from last year, with a noticeable move from [...]

By |2020-12-03T13:45:49-08:0011 Apr 2014|

Books in Browsers IV

Amidst the temple-like setting of the Internet Archive, and the Frankfurt Book Fair, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, swissnex San Francisco, and many sponsors, held the fourth edition of Books in Browsers, the leading summit for the cutting edge of innovation in publishing. Over 200 attendees gathered to hear over [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:32:49-07:002 Nov 2013|

Annotating the law

This last week, coordinated our second "tiger team," convening communities likely to have a strong interest in open annotation, interaction, and new forms of access. Our first tiger team was on journalism; our most recent event, on annotation and the law, was co-hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. [...]

By |2015-05-05T04:50:02-07:0019 Aug 2013|

I Annotate 2013: Our Take

Last week, about 100 technologists, hackers, publishers, scientists, scholars, and librarians from around the world gathered at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded I Annotate conference. Hosted by Hypothesis, the conference focused on the twin objectives of showcasing progress in the annotation toolbox and exploring how to jumpstart [...]

By |2020-12-04T10:28:41-08:0018 Apr 2013|

I Annotate: A Workshop.

After two decades of progress in infrastructure and web technologies, we believe the time is finally at hand to realize the widespread annotation of human knowledge. On a recent call a suggestion was made to bring together people building annotation solutions with those that ultimately will use them. The obvious sensibility of that idea led [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:09:10-08:006 Feb 2013|