SHARE Update, October 2017

In This Issue

Calling All Digital Humanists! Make Your Work More Visible, Citable, Discoverable

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Center for Open Science (COS) need your help to understand how libraries can make digital humanities (DH) projects more visible, citable, and discoverable on the web.

Please take the following survey by November 30, and circulate it to your DH colleagues. We estimate that the survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete:

Thank you!

Read more about this survey and the project it will inform.

Richard Poynder’s Open Access Interview Series Features Judy Ruttenberg on SHARE

Judy Ruttenberg

Judy Ruttenberg

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) program director for SHARE, Judy Ruttenberg, recently talked with journalist Richard Poynder for his Open Access Interviews series.

Ruttenberg notes, “ARL remains committed to an open scholarly communication system, and SHARE is contributing to that by exposing and linking, in an aggregate data set with an open API, highly distributed scholarship on the web. The Open Science Framework (OSF), with which SHARE is associated through COS [the Center for Open Science], provides a platform to integrate the tools of open scholarship, along with an environment conducive to research stewardship—including metadata control, versioning, and provenance tracking.”

Read Poynder’s interview of Ruttenberg.

ARL National Digital Stewardship Residency Concludes with Release of OSF Toolkit

Megan Potterbusch at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a toolkit to support the deep engagement of librarians in the creation and management of digital scholarship.

Developed by Megan Potterbusch, the toolkit is the outcome of Potterbusch’s yearlong National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) hosted by ARL and administered by the Library of Congress. The toolkit—which includes presentations to faculty and librarians, resources for working with researchers, and project-structure/workspace examples in the Open Science Framework (OSF)—is the result of Potterbusch’s extensive outreach and consultation work with multiple research groups at The George Washington University (GW) this past academic year.

Read more about the toolkit and Potterbusch’s residency.

Center for Open Science, EarthArXiv Launch Preprint Service

The Center for Open Science (COS) and EarthArXiv have launched a new preprint service powered by SHARE to provide free, open access, open source archives for the earth sciences.

EarthArXiv is the 15th community preprint service built on COS’s flagship platform, the Open Science Framework (OSF), which helps researchers design and manage their project workflow, data storage, and collaboration. The OSF Preprints platform from COS provides groups that want to launch their own preprints service an easy, robust, and stable solution.

Read more about the new EarthArXiv preprint service.

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. Additionally, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is supporting SHARE in a project to integrate digital humanities into the scholarly web.

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