What is SHARE’s governance structure?

SHARE is presently managed by a Advisory Board designated by the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. It is anticipated that these groups will retain some long-term interest in SHARE. The development of a nimble, responsive governing structure will be a defined goal of SHARE’s long-range planning.

There is firm consensus among the stakeholders groups that in the long term SHARE Notify and any follow-on projects should be administered with a deft and light touch. The number of scholarly communication oversight organizations that have proliferated in recent years has generated a general resistance to additional governing bodies. To that end, SHARE will seek to partner with existing organizations wherever possible to administer the program. This approach will reduce the number of new relationships and interactions required to ensure SHARE’s efficient operation.