Summarizes results of discussions on interoperability from the Kick off Meeting.
(The following adapted from the meeting summary by Brooks Hanson):
An interoperable annotation layer should enable organized, connected, curated, enrichment layers for all curated online content that allows:
- Open but standard framework that allows/supports/enables enrichment by community and global discovery to the extent possible.
- Granular annotations for online elements (html text, images, data, PDF, epub, etc.)
- Discovery and linking of annotations across different content instances (html vs. pdf)
- Public, private, group, private group, and authoritative or branded conversations and ability to evolve permissions on selected annotations
- Selection by both content creators and users
- Common identification of private conversations
- Classifications and endorsements, including authoritative endorsement
- Identities and management of identities among systems
- Discovery and linking of annotations across multiple versions of content—for scholarly research across multiple repositories, preprints, etc.
- Persistence as content changes/evolves to new versions.
- Support for the notion of the “clean page”, letting readers choose which annotations to layer in.
- Standard identifiers and metadata that allow sharing, discovery, and connections across multiple repositories and implementations and organizing annotations for specified uses
- People identifiers within groups and globally (SSO including with ORCID), w/ Twitter, other SM groups
- Tags that help filter, sort, identify annotations by date, relevance, topic…factual annotations vs. comments (pragmatic vs. true semantic interoperability)
- Consistently identified regardless of where created
- Many different clients that support basic functionality
- Rich connections to other online resources
- Portability across hosting services
- Automatic linking of other resources and discussions (e.g., Altmetrics/Mendeley/ResearchGate/F1000/PubPeer/git/Trellis)?
- Fully accessible (508 compliant)
- Further mining and analysis
- Automated/programmatic annotations/tagging/reference annotations