Annotations can be focused towards different tasks, including helping proof-reading and grading/marking but this Reader will be developed for a student who want to better understand the content in a critical and deep way. Some think of annotations as making the document more personal. I don’t think we can expect to have the resources to be able to create a system of annotations which can be shared through a server but ideally the annotations should be possible to share manually so that if someone shares a section of text that has a been highlighted that the the highlight will be visible in the quote.
This is an important aspect of the future of text but I feel it is too big to be properly implemented by this project. Nevertheless, we should at least discuss what it could be and see what we can do.