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New Annotation Studio Tools Translate An Ancient Literary Practice Into The Digital Age

Posted at 10:31AM Sunday 26 Jan 2014

Time was, avid readers wrote notes in the margins of much-thumbed books, adding their own thoughts to the author's and enriching the volume for future generations.

The popularity of e-books could sound the death knell of such illuminating marginalia, but the Annotation Studio, a suite of easy-to-use digital tools developed by HyperStudio (the MIT SHASS lab for digital humanities), promises to improve upon traditional techniques for entering marginalia and side notes in books — enabling readers not only to annotate texts across media, but also to share comments with others and to enhance them with links, images, video, and audio.

mit.edu (via Literary Saloon)




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