open annotation tools (cross-post)

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This is cross-posted from our sister list, H-Histbibl.  The article it references is open access.
 
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by Dominique Daniel

Article of interest:

Lindsey Seatter, "Towards Open Annotation: Examples and Experiments," KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3 no. 1 (2019) p.12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/kula.49

This article interrogates how digital text annotation tools and projects facilitate online engagement and virtual communities of practice. With the rise of the Web 2.0 movement and the proliferation of digital resources, annotation has evolved from an isolated practice to a collaborative one. This article unpacks the impact of this shift by providing an in-depth discussion of five web-based tools and two social reading projects. This article examines issues of design, usability, and applicability to pedagogical intervention as well as underscores how productive group dynamics can be fostered through digital, social annotation