SHARE Update, March 2017

In This Issue

Submit Agenda Items for SHARE Community Conference Call by April 3

SHARE is now hosting open, quarterly, conference calls to enable interested community members to connect, ask questions, and become more involved in the SHARE project. The next quarterly call will take place Monday, April 10, 2017, 1:00–2:00 p.m. eastern daylight time.

To suggest agenda items for the April 10 call, please send e-mail to by Monday, April 3. The agenda and call-in information will be posted to the SHARE website and distributed via Twitter and Facebook prior to each call. If no agenda items arise, the meeting will be canceled.

Megan Potterbusch Writes about Open Science Framework on Library of Congress Signal Blog

The Library of Congress recently published a guest post on The Signal blog by Megan Potterbusch, ARL’s National Digital Stewardship resident: “Open Science Framework: Meeting Researchers Where They Are.”

In the blog post, Potterbusch describes how the Open Science Framework, a free product of the Center for Open Science, facilitates the movement toward open science by giving researchers a platform that supports the whole life cycle of their work, from data collection and analysis to preservation and long-term access. Potterbusch notes, “Open science functions as a way to increase scientific transparency and the integrity of research. When done well, this increased transparency improves the research process and builds trust in the results.”

Read Potterbusch’s February 28, 2017, post on The Signal blog, “Open Science Framework: Meeting Researchers Where They Are.”

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 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.

Code4Lib 2017
Monday, March 6 
Los Angeles, California
Presentation: “Curation, Collaboration, and Coding—The Secret Sauce for Scholarship Support
Presenters: Cynthia Hudson-Vitale and Megan Potterbusch

ACRL 2017
Friday, March 24
Baltimore, Maryland
9:30–10:30 a.m.
Poster: “Mind the Gap: Curating Digital Commons Metadata for SHARE
Presenters: Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson, and Emily Stenberg

Poster: “Integrating Digital Stewardship into the Scholarly Workflow
Presenter: Megan Potterbusch

LDCX 2017
Monday–Wednesday, March 27–29
Palo Alto, California
Participating: Rick Johnson

CNI Spring 2017 Membership Meeting
Monday–Tuesday, April 3–4
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Project briefing: “Institutional Analytics Dashboards with SHARE: The UC San Diego Experience”
Presenters: Declan Fleming and Jeffrey Spies

Research Data Access & Preservation Summit (RDAP) 2017
Wednesday, April 19
Seattle, Washington
2:15–3:15 p.m.
Lightning talk: “Implementing Research Data Discovery through SHARE
Presenter: Matthew Harp

3:45–5:30 p.m.
Poster session: “Research Data Searching in SHARE
Presenters: Talea Anderson, Elizabeth Bedford, Kelly Thompson, and Lisa Johnston

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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