Web Annotation

In connection with my research I sometimes, as I did earlier today (see my latest post), visit the website of “Die Abwehrblätter“, a digitized journal issued by the BSB Munich. On the one hand it is an outstanding source as information on German-Jewish (local) history, and here especially antisemitism, are concerned; have you come across a copy of the journal anywhere else yet? On the other hand, however, the retrieval function that the website offers does not deliver any results and, even more importantly, you will search in vain for licence information, metadata, an adequate resolution and a download option. There seems to exist no point from where to start for Digital Humanities methods there. The one exception would be a practicable image plugin for annotator.js or hypothes.is, which would bring us back into business. Broadly speaking, my Day of DH 2015 started and ended with the same topic: Web Annotation.

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