In This Issue
- SHARE 2.0 Discovery Interface Launches
- Rick’s MetaTips: Digging into the SHARE 2.0 Metadata Schema
- National Digital Stewardship Resident to Embed Data Curation in Scholarly Workflow
- SHARE Community Convenes in Charlottesville
- Learn More about SHARE
SHARE 2.0 launched earlier this month with enhanced metadata and search capabilities, including filtering by preprint or publication, by subject, by funder, and by institution. SHARE 2.0 gives you the information you need to find new, relevant research and to find potential collaborators.
From the landing page you can use the search box to conduct an unfiltered search of the SHARE database of more than 9 million records describing and linking to research releases, from data management plans to presentations to published articles to data sets. Or you can choose to limit your search to publications, preprints, or records from a specific source.
You can also choose to perform an advanced search, filtering by metadata source, date, type of item, subject, publisher, funder, institution, organization, language, and/or creator. These filter options are also available from the search results page.
Additionally, you can set up feeds to receive notifications when research matching specified criteria is released. To create a feed, use Firefox or Safari to search the data set with your search terms and, on the results page, click the Atom feed symbol (amplification logo) to the right of the search box.
Try SHARE 2.0 and discover new research and potential collaborators today.
In his latest MetaTips article, Rick Johnson summarizes the improvements that have been implemented and that are still planned for the SHARE 2.0 metadata structure. These improvements to the SHARE schema are all based on the following priorities:
- Increase links among related materials, events, and researchers
- Harness partial and additional metadata retrieved from multiple data providers and link across those data providers (i.e., single metadata records in SHARE using data from multiple data providers)
- Enable better grouping and filtering of research events
- Improve the interoperability of SHARE’s metadata so that it is more consumable by other systems
Megan Potterbusch (MLIS Simmons College, 2016) has been selected as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) for 2016–2017. The NDSR program, a partnership between the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, offers recent graduates in specialized fields the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in digital preservation. The Association of Research Libraries is proud to host Potterbusch this year to complete a collaborative project with the George Washington (GW) University, the GW Libraries, and the Center for Open Science (COS).
Potterbusch will work with a research unit at GW to use the Open Science Framework, developed by COS, to manage the unit’s data and workflow. Along with data services librarian Mandy Gooch and subject librarians at GW, Potterbusch will collaborate on data curation and documentation. Potterbusch and her collaborators will also work on passing research objects to the GW repository and the associated metadata to SHARE. Her deliverable will be a replicable process for embedding data curation into the scholarly workflow using entirely open source tools and infrastructure.
For more details, see the September 21 news release about Megan Potterbusch’s appointment.
The SHARE team and the Center for Open Science hosted 100 individuals—from universities, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies—in Charlottesville, Virginia, in July for the third SHARE Community Meeting. The meeting focused on the virtuous cycle of community contributions to an open project that also supports and advances local needs. This was an energizing week of collaborative work to improve the SHARE data set and services, and open infrastructure and data in general.
Notes and presentations from the SHARE Community Meeting are available through the Open Science Framework.
Read Cynthia Hudson-Vitale’s summary of the SHARE Community Meeting on the e-Science Community Blog.
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 SHARE 2.0 discovery interface, the growing SHARE data set, and the opportunity to register as a metadata provider. Please reproduce and distribute this flyer on your campus or at meetings you attend.
- Video interview about SHARE—Library Journal‘s Open Access in Action series interviewed Judy Ruttenberg in spring 2016 about the evolution of SHARE, including the initiative’s origins, developmental successes and challenges, and how SHARE fits into the global open access movement.
- EDUCAUSE Review article on SHARE—Tyler Walters and Judy Ruttenberg describe SHARE’s first project, SHARE Notify, as well as the other three layers of SHARE that are being 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 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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