DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
An enduring activity in the print world, annotation has been slow to catch on in a siloed and device-fickle digital environment. However, conversations and communication via annotations can offer improvements in scholarly communication workflows and reader engagement, as well as student learning outcomes. Michigan Publishing worked with Hypothes.is to explore ways annotation could increase post-publication reader engagement; improve pre-publication workflow; and impact classroom learning. Rebecca Welzenbach of the University of Michigan Library will discuss implementation across select books and journals; hosting of a collaborative reading and annotation event during Open Access Week; and community workshops to explore use of annotation in the classroom. Arti Walker-Peddakotla, Product Manager for Hypothes.is, will share numerous classroom annotation experiments that are informing pedagogy and highlighting the value of creating an open, interoperable, and standards-based annotation framework. Attendees with an interest in library publishing and in classroom support will find much of interest.