SHARE Update, January 2018

In This Issue

Center for Open Science Launches New Preprint Services: Arabixiv and Frenxiv

The Center for Open Science (COS) has launched two new preprint services powered by SHARE to provide free, open access, open source archives for the Arab and French research communities. Arabixiv and Frenxiv are preprint services 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. Eighteen preprint services are now on the OSF.

Try Arabixiv and Frenxiv.

Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web with SHARE: Project Update

The project team for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement Grant “Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE” has begun its work exploring ways to use SHARE to make digital humanities (DH) projects more discoverable. This 2017–2018 planning grant involves a survey and focus groups of DH practitioners, and a workshop convening DH experts to identify potential uses for SHARE in aggregating metadata about DH scholarship.

See preliminary survey results, learn more about the upcoming invitation-only workshop.

SHARE Technical Improvements

The SHARE developers have enhanced SHARE over the past few months, by back-harvesting a variety of metadata providers, and by implementing minor feature improvements and bug fixes in two SHARE releases (v2.13.0 in December 2017 and v2.14.0 in January 2018). In December, the SHARE team made updates to harvesting of University of Arizona campus repository endpoints feeding into ASU LiveData (an OSF Preprints instance powered by SHARE), Smithsonian Digital Repository, and Columbia University’s Columbia Academic Commons. In January, the team made harvester configuration updates to ScholarsArchive@OSU (Oregon State University), as well as harvester updates to NSF Awards to include all fields available.

Read about additional improvements implemented in recent releases of SHARE.

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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