SHARE Update, November 2016

In This Issue

Center for Open Science Team at Grace Hopper Code-a-Thon Works on SHARE

ARL’s partner in SHARE, the Center for Open Science (COS), participated in Open Source Day, Code-a-Thon for Humanity at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Houston, Texas, on October 21. The code-a-thon was an engaging way to encourage open source development and spread knowledge about SHARE.

Read more about the COS team’s work on SHARE at the Grace Hopper code-a-thon.

Learning Skills and Scheduling Meetings: The Humble Beginnings of a Digital Stewardship Residency

Megan Potterbusch began her one-year National Digital Stewardship Residency with the Association of Research Libraries, George Washington University, and the Center for Open Science in October. Her goal for this residency is to develop a replicable process for embedding data management into the scholarly workflow using open source tools and infrastructure, including the Open Science Framework and SHARE.

Read Megan’s first post describing her progress in this residency.

Rick’s MetaTips: Linking Related Intellectual Works in SHARE

Within our continued work to improve SHARE and its platform of tools and services, developers at the Center for Open Science are finalizing efforts to link intellectual works together in SHARE’s recent modeling upgrade. Extending the current capability to filter works by organizations, authors, awards, funding agencies, and publishers, we will now be able to link related works to one another. For example, we will be able to link articles to related data sets, related articles, related reviews, etc.

Read the latest Rick’s MetaTips column to learn how SHARE is linking related works.

SHARE on the Road

SHARE representatives and enthusiasts continue to spread the word about uses for SHARE’s free, open, data set that describes and links to research and scholarly activities of all kinds. Check out the SHARE presentations and posters below. Members of the SHARE team would love to talk with you at future events. Please reach out to any of the presenters if you have questions or want more information.

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting
December 12–13, 2016
Washington, DC
Project briefing: “Building Tools and Services to Support Research Software Preservation and Sharing
Presenters: Micah Altman, Rick Johnson, Fernando Rios, Jeffrey Spies

Project briefing: “A Story of Preprints and Curation Networks: Efficiently Scaling Community Outreach Using Public Goods Infrastructure
Presenters: Philip Cohen, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Jeffrey Spies, Claire Stewart

Project briefing: “Weaving Together Preservation and Active Research
Presenters: Sayeed ChoudhuryRick Johnson, Jeffrey Spies, David Wilcox

Charleston Conference
October 31–November 5, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina
Poster: “Linked Data and SHARE
Presenters: Sayeed Choudhury, Karen Hanson

Library Assessment Conference
October 31–November 2, 2016
Arlington, Virginia
Poster: “Assessing SHARE: A Free Open Data Set of Research Outputs
Presenters: Linda Plunket, Judy Ruttenberg

Learn More about SHARE

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 SHARELibrary 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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