[open-literature] Open Shakespeare Bulletin (with links)

Nick Stenning nick at whiteink.com
Wed Jul 6 13:16:49 UTC 2011

On 3 Jul 2011, at 11:47, James Harriman-Smith <jh570 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> * Should there be subjective annotations on Open Shakespeare, of the type "I love this bit. One of the most human lines in the play" (on Hamlet's "Words, words, words")?

Sorry to be replying so much later than everyone else, but I just wanted to say that this is a really interesting question, and one of the problems I think we wanted to be able to solve early on. I think the question is not so much "should we allow these kinds of annotations?" but "is there a way we can avoid confusion of 'academic', 'personal' and other types of annotations?". Or, to put it more generally, what tools can we provide that allow people to organise their annotations?

In the short term, a suitable combination of tags and the filter plugin could help here. A better solution in the long run would be to extend the filtering and backend organisation to allow for "annotation lists", or "collections". I would envisage individual users creating Collections and picking and choosing annotations (theirs and others) to add to them.

Does that sound like something that would help?

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