The SHARE initiative is offering a preconference workshop and curate-a-thon on Sunday, April 17, in Portland, Oregon, at the FORCE2016 Conference organized by FORCE11, which aims to improve knowledge creation and sharing by encouraging better use of new technologies.
SHARE is building a free, open data set of research and scholarly activities across their life cycle in order to make such output widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. Launched in beta in April 2015, the SHARE data set has grown to almost 4.5 million records submitted by 95 providers, including CrossRef, DataONE, PubMed Central, library institutional repositories, and more. This infrastructure is contributing to a “network of knowledge” that links research objects (e.g., workflows, publications, funding information, data sets) and enables better stewardship of this work, verification of claims, meta-scholarship, and the findability and reuse of research outputs.
To maximize use of the data SHARE is aggregating, community involvement and contribution is essential to enhance the highly variable metadata associated with scholarly and research activity, to link objects together as part of the same activity, and in the process to promote innovative scholarship and a range of outputs beyond traditional publications. Join the SHARE team for this workshop and curate-a-thon to help enrich the SHARE data set.
From 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, SHARE team members Erin Braswell and April Clyburne-Sherin of the Center for Open Science, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale of Washington University in St. Louis, and Judy Ruttenberg of the Association of Research Libraries will lead a workshop on “Putting the FORCE11 FAIR Principles into Practice: A Community Curation of SHARE.” Participants will help prioritize the linked data and curation possibilities of the SHARE data set as they relate to the FORCE11 community and the FAIR principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
Following a conference reception, the team will be joined by Jeff Spies of the Center for Open Science in hosting a curate-a-thon from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on April 17. Curate-a-thon participants will enrich the SHARE data set and implement many of the metadata priorities discussed earlier in the day. Participants will learn how to access data using application programming interfaces (APIs), integrate information and data sets using IPython/Jupyter and other tools, and create links between related digital objects using a new curation tool for SHARE to be launched before the conference.