Commentable Documents

A few days ago Andy Powell and Pete Johnston announced that a commentable verison of the Metadata guidelines for the UK RDTF has been made available on JISCPress. I’ve welcome the development of the JISCPress service which provides a mechanism for commenting on documents.  But how much use will actually be made of such services? At the time of writing there are 23 comments in the The community formats approach section – but this includes comments provided by the authors. here might also be a need to look more closely into who is making such comments – in this section there are comments from Julie Allison, Stefan Gradmann, Owen Stephens, Leonard Will, Ralph LeVan, Günter Waibel and Andy Powell. Perhaps JISCPress is providing the ability to provide comments rather than a place were large numbers of in-depth comments will be made?.