This selection of printed books demonstrates how annotations could serve as tools to navigate the growing corpus of books - not only to collect knowledge for the purpose of casting it again into book-form but also for internalising and remembering or for practical purpose. This collection helps us to consider how people read books and coped with the increasingly vast amount of knowledge with a special focus on note-keeping. There are a number of questions to consider:
- What techniques of knowledge management can be identified, what might be their strengths and weaknesses?
- What kind of scholarly production might result from different types of notes?
- How might such production shape our view of the world?
- Identify annotations and form hypotheses regarding reading and note-taking habits.