In This Issue
- SHARE as a Service-Learning Opportunity for Graduate Students
- Rick’s MetaTips: Reflections from Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting in Tokyo
- SHARE Gains 5 Metadata Providers, Tracks 5.5 Million Research Releases
- VIVO Plus SHARE—DuraSpace Webinar Recordings Available
- Help SHARE Make Research Accessible, Discoverable, Reusable at FORCE2016
- Learn More about SHARE
Recent reports have shown that the need for modular, hands-on, learning opportunities to support digital curation activities is growing. As more and more information is being produced digitally or being digitized, an expanded set of skills held by an increasingly wider variety of positions within libraries is required to ensure the ongoing discovery and use of these materials. Additionally, to make the most use of the data about research that SHARE is aggregating, community involvement and contribution to curate and enhance the metadata is essential.
To address these two needs and build data-handling capacity, the SHARE team has developed a curation service-learning program aimed at library and information science (LIS) graduate students. Service learning “is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”…
This month’s MetaTips is a reflection back on my week at the seventh Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting (RDA P7) in Tokyo, Japan, three weeks ago. RDA is an international community with a mission to build the social and technical infrastructure to support open data sharing across disciplines. In addition to RDA members—government organizations, funders, publishers, libraries, computational scientists, and researchers—many large aggregators of repository and/or research events were also present.
There seems to be the common realization that we will be able to do more together than independently. What if each data hub did not focus on harvesting from every data source, but on a targeted subset? Then…what if each data hub freely shared metadata records with other data hubs, such that any record harvested by any node within this larger network appeared in shared search results? Of course there are details to work out, such as how should records appear in each system (e.g., a record in the SHARE feed marked with the source OpenAIRE)? What shared metadata schema(s) should be used to map across systems? Discussions have been developing in these areas already, but this sharpened focus gives those efforts new purpose…
SHARE Gains 5 Metadata Providers, Tracks 5.5 Million Research Releases
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 five new research metadata sources:
- eScholarship@UMMS—University of Massachusetts Medical School
- MOspace—University of Missouri
- NC DOCKS—University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Papyrus—Université de Montréal
SHARE Notify has captured 5.5 million research release events from 104 metadata providers, 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.
VIVO Plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity—DuraSpace Webinar Recordings Available
The recordings and slides are now online from a DuraSpace Hot Topics Community Webinar Series 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 more than 100 community sources, not just repository data.
This series consists of three, one-hour webinars:
VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity
Presenters briefly delve into the histories of VIVO and SHARE, explore the complementary goals of the two projects, and provide an overview of the collaboration to date.
Institutional Perspectives on the Impact of SHARE and VIVO Together
This webinar presents perspectives on how the SHARE and VIVO collaboration impacts and enhances efforts at Virginia Tech to capture and track scholarly activity.
How to Get Started Tracking Scholarly Activity with VIVO and SHARE
Presenters provide a technical overview of the efforts to date for SHARE to harvest data from VIVO, VIVO to push data to SHARE, and how to get started with these utilities at your own institution.
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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