SHARE Update, July 2017

In This Issue

SHARE Curation Associates Present Capstone Projects in Community Webinar

The pilot cohort of SHARE curation associates wrapped up its yearlong program this month, with many of the participants presenting their capstone projects on a recent, open, SHARE community call. Projects included improvements to local data-curation and preservation plans and practices, enhancements in the quality of metadata for local assets, and the creation of user-facing documentation for SHARE, including a data dictionary. The Curation Associates program met its objectives to provide experiential learning in open source software and open data to the research library community. Specifically, the SHARE team wanted to assist library professionals in improving their practices around scholarly metadata and curation and preservation of the digital assets they steward.

Read more about the accomplishments of the curation associates 2016–2017 cohort and the future of this community of practice.

Starting the Arizona State University Library SHARE Intern Program

Matthew Harp, a SHARE curation associate and a librarian at Arizona State University (ASU), helped establish a partnership between SHARE, the Center for Open Science (COS), and ASU for SHARE to be the new infrastructure for a statewide research-discovery portal, LiveData Arizona. As the partnership developed, ASU needed to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the information that the SHARE database contained about ASU research and researchers. To identify the current state of the metadata SHARE harvested from ASU and to authenticate and remediate it where necessary, the ASU Library created a SHARE Internship program modeled on COS’s internship program.

Read a post by Matt Harp and Maeve Norton, the first ASU Library SHARE intern, about the design and success of the internship.

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:

SHARE flyer—Spread the word about the SHARE 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 ReadtheDocs—Access up-to-date information about the SHARE model, data dictionary, application programming interfaces (APIs), prototypes, and other technical development information from this site. The site and SHARE code are open and welcome 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.

A wide array of stakeholder organizations endorse SHARE’s goals. If you would like to add your organization to our list of stakeholders, please e-mail

Comments, Questions, Conversation

Wide community input is vital for the success of the SHARE initiative.

Contact us with feedback, inquiries, and to join the conversation about SHARE.

Sign up to receive this update via e-mail.

We are always looking for volunteers for future participation.