SHARE Update, June 2015

What’s New?

SHARE Notify Beta Update

SHARE search page screenshot

SHARE search page

We are excited to announce that we have collected metadata on more than one million research release events for SHARE Notify. In recent weeks, we have added four new metadata harvesters: Data Dryad, Harvard DASH, Iowa Research Online, and University of Delaware, increasing our total number of harvesters to 42. We have also started conversations with several newly registered potential content providers. Our development team continues to extend the SHARE Notify backend, adding such features as automatic recovery from malformed XML and more granular control over harvesting time periods.

The development team has started to prepare for the upcoming SHARE Research Data Hackathon and SHARE Community Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, June 20–21 and 22–23, by extending documentation and creating a software library to facilitate data analysis and visualization. See more details about and RSVP for the SHARE Research Data Hackathon on Meetup.

If you would like to make your organization’s publications, data, repository holdings, or other research discoverable via SHARE, register to become a metadata provider.

To explore the discovery layer of SHARE Notify, visit the SHARE search page.

We love to hear feedback from the community—please send comments, concerns, or questions about the SHARE Notify beta to Learn more at

What’s Next?

SHARE Community Meeting, Summer 2015

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Dupont Circle, image CC-BY-NC by Washington DC Convention & Tourism Corp.

More than 50 SHARE stakeholders—representing libraries, research offices, funding agencies, publishers, and private industry—will gather Monday–Tuesday, June 22–23, 2015, at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC, for the second SHARE Community Meeting. Among the activities on the meeting agenda are presentations by SHARE director Tyler Walters and Center for Open Science co-founder Jeff Spies on the evolution of the SHARE vision and technology, respectively. Julia Lane of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) will deliver the keynote. A substantial portion of the meeting will be devoted to a small number of breakout task groups, covering specific ways in which SHARE can be rolled out to, and used by, the research community. We would like to thank the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their support of SHARE Notify’s development and of this meeting.

As mentioned in “What’s New?” above, we are hosting a SHARE Research Data Hackathon this weekend, June 20–21, at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. Read more and RSVP for the SHARE Research Data Hackathon on Meetup.

Learn More

SHARE Knowledge Base screenshot

SHARE Knowledge Base

As always, there is a wealth of resources at your disposal to help you better comprehend and communicate the ins and outs of SHARE, including:

  • Register for SHARE Notify—SHARE is pleased to welcome four new data providers to SHARE Notify: Data Dryad, Harvard DASH, Iowa Research Online, and University of Delaware. To include your organization’s publications, data, repository holdings, or other research in SHARE, visit the SHARE Notify registration page.
  • FAQ about SHARE Notify Beta—As people use the SHARE Notify beta, questions arise, which the SHARE team tries to address quickly. We are collecting those questions and answers in an FAQ. If you have wondered, for example, “How do I subscribe to SHARE notifications?” or “How do I filter my SHARE search results by institution?”, visit the FAQ for answers. Submit additional questions to
  • Flyer about SHARE—to help you spread the word about the growing SHARE data set and the opportunity to register for SHARE Notify. Please reproduce and distribute this flyer on your campus or at meetings you attend. The flyer is available as a color or black-and-white PDF and is designed to be printed as a single double-sided page.
  • SHARE Knowledge Base—provides short, non-technical answers to key SHARE questions ranging from “Who is behind SHARE?” to “What is SHARE doing about data?” If you or someone on your campus has a practical or conceptual question about SHARE, the Knowledge Base is likely to have your answer.
  • SHARE Webinars—recordings and slides of three webinars presented in the fall and winter of 2014–15 by the SHARE team as part of the DuraSpace Hot Topics Webinar Series. The presentations cover the motivation behind SHARE, the progress of SHARE Notify, and SHARE’s future.
  • EDUCAUSE Review article on SHARE—Tyler Walters and Judy Ruttenberg describe SHARE’s first project, the SHARE Notification Service (now called SHARE Notify), as well as the other three layers of SHARE that will be developed in tandem with the Notification Service: a distributed content and registry layer, a discovery layer, and a content-aggregation layer that moves beyond curation and discovery to facilitate data and text mining.
  • SHARE Notification Service Project Plan (PDF)—details the first in a series of activities to be undertaken by SHARE to ensure that scholarly research outputs are discovered and built upon in a manner that facilitates and accelerates the research process.
  • SHARE on GitHub—Technical developments pertaining to SHARE Notify are discussed and tracked in real time via GitHub. The SHARE GitHub site includes a list of active notification sources and consumers, as well as information regarding prototypes, APIs, and other key issues. The site is open and welcomes public input.
  • Supporting Organizations—SHARE is a higher education and research community initiative to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs. We are pleased that a wide array of stakeholders endorse these goals. If you would like to add your organization to this list, please e-mail


SHARE Notify is being developed with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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