The digital format opens up new possibilities for interaction with monographic publications. In particular, annotation tools make it possible to broaden the discussion on the content of a book, to suggest new ideas, to report errors or inaccuracies, and to conduct open peer reviews. However, this requires the support of the users who might not yet be familiar with the annotation of digital documents. This paper will give concrete examples and recommendations for exploiting the potential of annotation in academic research and teaching. After presenting the annotation tool of Hypothesis, the article focuses on its use in the context of HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science Infrastructure), a project aimed to improve the Open Access digital monograph. The general line and the aims of a post-peer review experiment with the annotation tool, as well as its usage in didactic activities concerning monographic publications are presented and proposed as potential best practices for similar annotation activities.
free text keywords: Computer Science Applications, Media Technology, Communication, Business and International Management, Library and Information Sciences, open annotation, monographs, open access, higher education, open peer review, open annotation; monographs; open access; higher education; open peer review, 020, library_information_science, Open peer review, Context (language use), Higher education, business.industry, business, Best practice, Open science, Computer science, Conversation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Annotation, World Wide Web, lcsh:Communication. Mass media, lcsh:P87-96, lcsh:Information resources (General), lcsh:ZA3040-5185