The HIRMEOS project organizes two workshops on 10th and 11th January 2019 at INRIA in Paris:

  • Why does Open Annotation matter? (10th Jan, 10:30-17:30)
  • Metrics and Altmetrics for Open Access Monographs (11th Jan, 9:30-16:30)

The topics covered by these two events – annotation of scholarly works on the one hand  and the collection of usage and impact metrics for Open Access digital monographs on the other – are closely linked. Remarks and comments, when made public, can be considered an indicator of resonance, influence and impact. Therefore, any service aimed at a bibliometric analysis of scholarly production must also pay attention to text annotations. To this aim, the HIRMEOS project is both implementing an online annotation tool and standardizing usage metrics and alternative metrics on its platforms.

Annotation tools help to expand scholarly content, make peer review more efficient and transparent, and promote community participation. We will focus during the first workshop  – Why does Open Annotation matter? – on possible applications of the annotation service in scholarly research and teaching, scientific blogging and open peer review. We will start by considering some cultural-historical aspects of annotating texts. Afterwards, the hypothes.is tool for annotation of digital documents will be presented and it will be shown how it has been implemented and used on the digital platforms involved in the HIRMEOS project (OpenEdition Books, OAPEN Library, EKT ePublishing, Göttingen University Press, Ubiquity Press). We will then discuss specific usage scenarios and allow participants to get some practical experiences with the annotation of digital texts. To this aim, the participants will work in groups (please bring your own laptop!) and annotate different texts together. Afterwards we will discuss the experiences and try to formulate some general recommendations for the use of the annotation tool on digital monographs and other forms of texts.

The second workshop on 11th January – Metrics and Altmetrics for Open Access Monographswill focus on the HIRMEOS service aimed at collecting and visualizing metrics and altmetric data for Open Access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. The first part of this workshop will be dedicated to presenting the implementation on the digital platforms involved in the HIRMEOS project and the technical challenges that were involved. Afterwards, together with scholars in the social sciences and humanities, digital platform providers, members of funding institutions and librarians, we will consider the reliability of the HIRMEOS metrics service and of other tools to measure resonance, influence and impact of scholarly publications. In this way, we want to critically discuss in which way metrics tools can contribute to an informed decision-making in research evaluation, publishing, and library management. The workshop will conclude by formulating some recommendations for the implementation of the metrics service on other digital platforms outside of the project.

Workshops Agenda & Presentations

Why does Open Annotation matter?

(10th Jan, 10:30-17:30)

From 10:30 Registration

11:00 – 11:15      Welcome & introduction

11:15 – 11:30      The HIRMEOS project (Andrea Bertino, Göttingen State and University Library ; Elisabeth Heinemann, Max Weber Foundation)

11:30 – 12:00      The tradition of annotation (Christian Jacob, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales )

12:00 – 12:30      The Hypothes.is tool for open annotation (Heather Staines, Hypothes.is)

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 14:00      The implementation of the HIRMEOS Annotation Service (Rowan Hatherley , Ubiquity Press)

14:00 – 15:00      Annotation usage scenarios

  • 14:00 – 14:20    Annotation & Teaching (Micah Vandergrift, NCSU Library)
  • 14:20 – 14:40      Annotation & Scientific Blogging (Mareike König, German Historical Institute Paris)
  • 14:40 – 15:00      Annotation & Open Peer Review (Edit Gorogh, Göttingen State and University Library)

15:00 – 15:30      Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30      Working Groups on the annotation usage scenarios

16:30 – 17:30      Panel discussion: Feedback from the working groups and closing remarks (Chair: Pierre Mounier, Open Edition)


Metrics and Altmetrics for Open Access Monographs

(11th Jan, 9:30-16:30)

From 9:00           Registration

9:30 – 9:45           Introduction: Annotations in the HIRMEOS Metrics Service (Rowan Hatherley and Tom Mowlam, Ubiquity Press)

9:45 – 10:15        The HIRMEOS Metrics Service (Javier Arias, Open Book Publishers)

10:15 – 10:45      Coffee break

10:45 – 12:25      Metrics and national evaluation cultures

  • 10:45 – 11:10       Didier Torny (French National Centre for Scientific Research)
  • 11:10 – 11:35         Ioana Galleron (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • 11:35 – 12:00         Gernot Deinzer (University Library of Regensburg)
  • 12:00 – 12:25        Elena Giglia (Università degli Studi di Torino)

12:25 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 15:10      The impact of metrics on scholarly publishers, research organisations and libraries

  • 13:30 – 13:55         Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers)
  • 13:55 – 14:20         Tom Mowlam (Ubiquity Press)
  • 14:20 – 14.45         Tina Rudersdorf (Max Weber Foundation)
  • 14:45 – 15:10        Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Library)

15:10 – 15:30      Coffee break        

15:30 – 16:30      Roundtable and closing remarks: metrics and the scholarly monograph (Chair: Laurent Romary, INRIA)

HIRMEOS Workshops on Annotation and Metrics for OA Monographs, 10-11 Jan 2019, Paris

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