Best Practices in Digital Annotation

The topic of digital annotating became one of the most prominent issues in and outside the field of Digital Humanities during the last years. Due to high but often unrelated dynamics in this area it is often hard to grasp options for implementation as well as potentials for humanities research. The DARIAH Working Group “Digital Annotation” will evaluate current digital annotation activities in a very broad sense to synthesize technological and methodological approaches. On the one hand results will be offered to researchers in terms of a solution portal which will contain descriptions and information that helps to organize common annotation scenarios and on the other hand in terms of a framework to better understand and formally describe annotation activities.

Chairs: Ruth Reiche and Niels-Oliver Walkowski