- Jul 2015
Social Annotations in Digital Library Collections
D-Lib Magazine November/December 2008
Volume 14 Number 11/12 ISSN 1082-9873
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Annotation: from paper books to the digital library
"Annotation: from paper books to the digital library" Catherine C. Marshall Xerox Corporation3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT Readers annotate paper books as a routine part of their engagement with the materials; it is a useful practice,manifested through a wide variety of markings made inservice of very different purposes. This paper examines the practice of annotation in a particular situation: the markingsstudents make in university-level textbooks. The study focuses on the form and function of these annotations, and their status within a community of fellow textbook readers.Using this study as a basis, I discuss issues and implications for the design of annotation tools for a digital library setting.
KEYWORDS:Annotation, markings, study, digital libraryreading tools, annotation systems design.