SHARE to Offer Webinar for Developers on Querying SHARE Data Set of Research Events

SHARE search page
SHARE search page

The SHARE team is hosting a free webinar for the higher education and library developer community on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT. Erin Braswell from the Center for Open Science—and SHARE’s primary developer—will introduce the SHARE application programming interface (API), present how to perform queries and visualizations with the data, and discuss potential uses for the data in universities and libraries, such as querying the data set for new research from your institution.

SHARE is a free, open data set about research and scholarly activity across the life cycle. With an open, common API and more than 5 million records of research release events harvested from nearly 100 digital repositories, this community can use SHARE to power scholarly discovery and collaboration, and to gain new insight into knowledge networks. While the SHARE team concentrates on its primary objective to enhance and enrich the data itself, we call on the open source community—particularly in libraries—to build tools for discovery and integration.

In this 90-minute webinar, Erin Braswell will present three tutorials she has developed using open source technology—Python to access and query the SHARE API and Jupyter Notebooks to create and share documents containing live code:

  • SHARE API Basics
  • Complex Queries and Basic Visualization
  • SHARE Data in the Wide World

Register for this free webinar and learn how to make the most of the SHARE data set.


SHARE is a higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. To fulfill this mission SHARE is building a free, open data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. The initiative is led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS) with the support of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). SHARE is underwritten, in part, by generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).