In This Issue
- SHARE Curation Associates—Call for Applications for 2016–2017
- Rick’s MetaTips: Putting the “Notify” in SHARE Notify
- SHARE Gains 4 Metadata Providers, Tracks 4.8 Million Research Releases
- VIVO Plus SHARE—Free DuraSpace Webinar Series
- Help SHARE Make Research Accessible, Discoverable, Reusable at FORCE2016
- Learn More about SHARE
SHARE is accepting applications through Monday, March 21, 2016, for the first group of 20 curation associates, whose appointments will run July 2016–July 2017. The SHARE Curation Associates program provides an opportunity for library professionals to develop digital curation and computational thinking skills to enhance local institutional repositories in a service-learning setting. Together, we can advance library digital competencies and move scholarly communications forward—and we need people who are passionate about that!
For details about the program and the application process, see the Call for Applications 2016–2017.
In this month’s MetaTips article, Rick Johnson and guest coauthor Cynthia Hudson-Vitale demonstrate how you can use the SHARE Notify Atom feed to track and receive notifications about research release events being harvested by SHARE. Whether you are looking for notifications about scholarship coming out of a particular institution, or you would like to display a real-time feed of all events on a topic, there are several feed options available. Johnson and Hudson-Vitale provide an example of how to use the Atom feed and set up e-mail alerts with a free tool called Blogtrottr.
Adding new metadata providers gives SHARE Notify a more diverse and inclusive set of data about research release events around the world. This month we welcome four new research metadata sources:
- City University of New York (CUNY) Academic Works
- Florida Institute of Technology Scholarship Repository
- KU ScholarWorks @ University of Kansas
- United States Geological Survey Publications Warehouse
SHARE Notify has captured more than 4.8 million research release events, and is adding more every day.
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 or forward this e-mail to your digital repository manager and ask them to register.
To find new research and potential collaborators, visit the SHARE search page.
The DuraSpace Hot Topics Community Webinar Series is offering three free webinars exploring the effort to link SHARE and VIVO together to provide a more complete picture of current scholarship and its impact. As scholarship continues to become more collaborative and virtual, scholarly impact can no longer be tracked through publications alone. Scholars are participating in conference panels, mentoring future colleagues, publishing data sets, and participating in scholarly forums. In order to gauge true scholarly impact, efforts to capture this scholarly activity have been driven both at the community and institutional level. VIVO captures information only available at the local level, and SHARE harvests activity from almost 100 community sources, not just repository data.
This series consists of three, one-hour webinars:
VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity
February 24, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. EST (webinar recording and slides)
Institutional Perspectives on the Impact of SHARE and VIVO Together
March 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. EST
How to Get Started Tracking Scholarly Activity with VIVO and SHARE
March 21, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. EDT
Learn more and register on the DuraSpace Hot Topics Community Webinar Series site.
SHARE is offering a preconference workshop and a 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.
To maximize use of the data SHARE is aggregating about research releases, 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 us for this workshop (1:30–5:00 p.m.) and curate-a-thon (7:00–9:00 p.m.) to help enrich the SHARE data set.
Read more and sign up for one or both of these events on the FORCE2016 Conference website.
There is a wealth of resources to help you better comprehend and communicate the ins and outs of SHARE as we build a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle:
- 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.
- FAQ about SHARE Notify Beta—If you have questions about the SHARE Notify beta, such as, “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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 on the Open Science Framework—Technical developments pertaining to SHARE Notify are discussed and tracked in real time on the Open Science Framework. The SHARE Open Science Framework 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.
SHARE is supported in part by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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