SHARE Update, April 2017

In This Issue

Using Adaptive Research Consultations to Support Scholars More Effectively

In an update on her National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) project, Megan Potterbusch discusses conducting adaptive consultations to help researchers from diverse disciplines find the best tools and processes to improve their workflows. Each scholar’s workflow and needs are unique, so flexibility in the consultation process is key. Potterbusch notes:

Similar to a traditional reference interaction, my research consultation hinges on what the scholar or team needs, not what I already know that I have to offer. This remains true even though the Open Science Framework (OSF) is at the heart of my residency. Regardless of how a consultation goes, the only reason a team will adopt a new practice is if they see value in it and believe that their work will benefit in some way from making the change.

In her post, “Using Adaptive Research Consultations to Support Scholars More Effectively,” Potterbusch outlines her overall approach and briefly describes her consultations with three different research teams in the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences.

April 2017 SHARE Community Conference Call Recording Now Online

If you missed the first SHARE Community Call of 2017, you can view and listen to a recording of it on the SHARE project space on the Open Science Framework. The agenda for this call was as follows:

  • SHARE Institutional Research Activity Dashboard
    Data and research outputs shared by researchers at an institution are aggregated and enhanced by SHARE
  • Thresher Prototype
    Harvesting hidden/unknown content for repositories through researcher activity aggregated by SHARE (i.e., harvest actual content referenced in SHARE metadata records)
  • Open Questions and Discussion

Our next open Community Call is scheduled for Monday, July 10th, at 1:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. Plan to join us!

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.

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

IASSIST 2017: Data in the Middle: The Common Language of Research
Lawrence, Kansas
Tuesday, May 23
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Workshop: “Curation, Collaboration, and Coding—The Secret Sauce for Scholarship Support
Instructors: Megan Potterbusch and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

Thursday, May 25
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Panel session: “Open, Public Goods Infrastructure for Research Management & Discovery
Speakers: Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Victoria Steeves, and Matthew Spitzer

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 described in 2014 SHARE’s first project, SHARE Notify, as well as the other three layers of SHARE 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.


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