HIRMEOS Workshops on Annotation and Metrics for OA Monographs

10.-11.01.2019, Workshop, Paris

The HIRMEOS project organizes two workshops on 10th and 11th January 2019 at INRIA in Paris:

  • Why does Open Annotation matter? (10th Jan, 10:30-17:30)
  • Metrics and Altmetrics for Open Access Monographs (11th Jan, 9:30-16:30)

The topics covered by these two events – annotation of scholarly works on the one hand  and the collection of usage and impact metrics for Open Access digital monographs on the other – are closely linked. Remarks and comments, when made public, can be considered an indicator of resonance, influence and impact. Therefore, any service aimed at a bibliometric analysis of scholarly production must also pay attention to text annotations. To this aim, the HIRMEOS project is both implementing an online annotation tool and standardizing usage metrics and alternative metrics on its platforms.

Annotation tools help to expand scholarly content, make peer review more efficient and transparent, and promote community participation. We will focus during the first workshop  – Why does Open Annotation matter? – on possible applications of the annotation service in scholarly research and teaching, scientific blogging and open peer review. We will start by considering some cultural-historical aspects of annotating texts. Afterwards, the hypothes.is tool for annotation of digital documents will be presented and it will be shown how it has been implemented and used on the digital platforms involved in the HIRMEOS project (OpenEdition BooksOAPEN LibraryEKT ePublishingGöttingen University PressUbiquity Press). We will then discuss specific usage scenarios and allow participants to get some practical experiences with the annotation of digital texts. To this aim, the participants will work in groups (please bring your own laptop!) and annotate different texts together. Afterwards we will discuss the experiences and try to formulate some general recommendations for the use of the annotation tool on digital monographs and other forms of texts.

The second workshop on 11th January – Metrics and Altmetrics for Open Access Monographs – will focus on the HIRMEOS service aimed at collecting and visualizing metrics and altmetric data for Open Access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. The first part of this workshop will be dedicated to presenting the implementation on the digital platforms involved in the HIRMEOS project and the technical challenges that were involved. Afterwards, together with scholars in the social sciences and humanities, digital platform providers, members of funding institutions and librarians, we will consider the reliability of the HIRMEOS metrics service and of other tools to measure resonance, influence and impact of scholarly publications. In this way, we want to critically discuss in which way metrics tools can contribute to an informed decision-making in research evaluation, publishing, and library management. The workshop will conclude by formulating some recommendations for the implementation of the metrics service on other digital platforms outside of the project.



Workshop places are limited to 30 participants. Registration is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/otFyTMfdhe47EHjI2  and will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached. Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

In order to be able to actively participate in the workshop Why does Open Annotation matter? bringing your own laptop is required. INRIA will provide a wifi connection with the e-mail address you provide in your registration.



For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us: Andrea Bertino (bertino(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de); Elisabeth Heinemann (heinemann(at)maxweberstiftung.de).

For the detailed Workshops Agenda please click here!