In This Issue
- SHARE Community Meeting to Convene July 11–14
- Curation Associates Chosen for 2016–2017 Pilot Cohort
- SHARE Gains 6 Metadata Providers, Tracks 6.3 Million Research Releases
- Webinar Explores Querying SHARE Data Set—Recording Online
- Expert Curation of SHARE Presented at CNI Meeting—Slides Online
- Learn More about SHARE
Join SHARE at the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, Virginia, July 11–14, 2016, to build SHARE’s community and technology.
The Community Meeting goals and objectives are action-oriented—SHARE is looking for tangible opportunities to advance its work of building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.
The SHARE community is a diverse group of digital repository managers, librarians, metadata experts, open science advocates, and others in the scholarly communications ecosystem.
The meeting is structured in two parts: a hackathon on Monday–Tuesday, July 11–12, and a community meeting on Wednesday–Thursday, July 13–14. Register for one or both parts of the meeting by Friday, May 27.
We are soliciting high-quality lightning talks (5–7 minutes) and discussion-table topics that are action- and goal-oriented. Submit a brief proposal by Friday, May 6, to present a lightning talk or lead a roundtable discussion by providing a title and 200-word abstract.
SHARE is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found in the SHARE Community Meeting Code of Conduct.
In early April, SHARE selected the inaugural cohort of 35 curation associates—library professionals who will participate in a yearlong, “train the trainer,” service-learning program. The SHARE Curation Associates program merges librarians’ interest in furthering their technology competencies with SHARE’s need for expert curation of its free, open data set about research and scholarly activities.
The SHARE technical team is already using automated, machine-learning techniques for cleaning, enhancing, and linking the metadata SHARE is collecting from open repositories and other registries. But even the most sophisticated algorithms need human experts to train and improve them. Through the Curation Associates program, those experts—including digital archivists, institutional repository managers, and metadata professionals—will build technical confidence and learn computational skills that will make curation activities at their local institution more efficient, while improving the value of the SHARE data set for the community.
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 six new research metadata sources:
- CSIR Researchspace at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
- IUScholarWorks at Indiana University
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards
- Scholarship@Western University
- ScholarSpace at University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy
SHARE Notify has captured 6.3 million research release events from 111 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.
The SHARE team hosted a free webinar for the higher education and library developer community on March 17. Erin Braswell from the Center for Open Science—and SHARE’s primary developer—introduced the SHARE application programming interface (API), presented how to perform queries and visualizations with the data, and discussed potential uses for the data in universities and libraries, such as querying the data set for new research from your institution.
In this one-hour webinar, Braswell presented 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
SHARE Operations Team members Judy Ruttenberg, Jeff Spies, and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale led a presentation on “The Expert Curation of the SHARE Data Set” at the Spring 2016 CNI Membership Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on April 4, 2016.
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.
Comments, Questions, Conversation
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