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Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Hypothes.is Project is pleased to announce an award for $752,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to investigate the use of annotation in humanities and social science scholarship over a two year period. Our partners in this grant include Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan; Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University; Project [...]

By |2017-06-28T23:23:17-07:009 Jun 2014|

Peer Review and Annotation

On May 15-16, 2014, approximately 60 attendees from AAAS and arXiv to the W3C joined Hypothes.is 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 Hypothes.is and [...]

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

Welcoming Benjamin Young

This Monday we added Benjamin Young to the Hypothes.is team as Developer Advocate. Developer Advocacy is a key role in spreading knowledge and know-how among developers, encouraging use of world changing ideas, and generally banging the drum about the greatness of something. We believe the Web is super great, and it could be even better [...]

By |2017-02-23T10:50:55-08:0013 May 2014|

Major Award From the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Hypothesis is pleased to announce a major award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to advance "Open, Digital Annotation for Scholarly Communication." The award will support work with our partners, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which is international in scope; eLife Sciences, an open access journal jointly funded by the Max Plank Society, the [...]

By |2020-03-22T18:01:54-07:0028 Mar 2014|

Open Book 2014

This weekend, a group of about 50 developers met at the historic NY Public Library for the Open Book 2014 Hackathon with the goal of imagining a new future of digital books, as well as advancing the open source and open API building blocks needed for diverse ecosystems of authors, designers, developers, publishers, libraries, booksellers, [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:00:42-08:0016 Jan 2014|

Open Ebooks

Digital publishing is one of the most exciting and most depressing areas on the web. "Exciting" because we are witnessing the dawn of a revolution in communications, and "depressing" because the revolution is too often proprietary. At Hypothes.is, we want the revolution to be open. My goal this summer was to enable open annotation in [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:01:04-08:0022 Oct 2013|

Q2 Update

2013 has been an exciting year so far. We last sent out news in January. Moving forward we’ll be providing quarterly updates. Launch time We are working on a few remaining features necessary before we begin a gradual release process this fall. Beginning in September we’ll be testing annotation in a number of college classrooms [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:01:59-08:0029 Jul 2013|

Annotating the news

The desire to engage in a conversation - and to debate - is central to human experience. At Hypothes.is, we're trying to bring that capability to the web. We realize that how and what we annotate is likely to be quite different depending on the subject and the material: journalism, policy, law, scholarly publishing, and [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:02:09-08:0023 Jul 2013|

501(c)3 Determination

Hypothesis has received its official US IRS 501(c)3 letter of determination, meaning we can enjoy tax-exempt status as a US non-profit corporation. While it's an administrative detail in support of our larger strategy, it's a substantial milestone for us and means that we can now accept funds directly without the need for the services [...]

By |2021-06-22T02:28:08-07:0015 Jul 2013|

Guidance for Web Publishers

Hypothesis enables you annotate the Web. However, some things work better if we know just a little bit more about the web resource that you are annotating. For example, imagine you are annotating the second page of a New York Times article. You probably want to see your annotation when you are looking at the [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:55:13-07:0010 Jun 2013|