Friday, 4 April 2008

Adding Value through SNEEPing

I'm really quite taken by the SNEEP plug-in for ePrints that was showcased at OR08. It enables users to add their comments/annotations to an item stored in an eprints repository. These annotations are then made public and items can have numerous annotations added by different users. I don't know if there's a limit...? This is a great example of one way that value can be added to data collections in the context of digital curation - though admittedly the value of the added comments and annotations will be debatable! SNEEP can be downloaded from the SNEEP eprints installation at ULCC.


  1. Glad to hear you like the SNEEP idea. Just to give a brief update - we have a target date to have the finished plugins (Comments, Bookmarks, Tags - also Notes, which is basically private comments) ready by 23rd May - slightly later than originally planned - but we should have beta versions available before that. I'll make sure Eprints-tech and other interested parties are informed. And we're working closely with Southampton to make sure they are 3.1 compatible too.

  2. Nice and collaborative...

    A.nnotate does something similar for draft PDFs, text documents and web pages.


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