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Sloan Foundation Awards ARL Grant to Develop SHARE for Access to Publicly Funded Research

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded $50,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help develop the proposed SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). SHARE is a joint initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to collaboratively build a cross-institutional coordination framework for the long-term management and preservation of—and expansion of access to—the results of academic research. The initiative was made urgent by the February 22, 2013, memorandum from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directing federal agencies to develop draft plans for the public deposit of research articles and data sets associated with federal funding.

 
   

Register Now for ARL Fall Forum: Mobilizing the Research Enterprise

image © University of DenverRegistration is open for the ARL Fall Forum 2013, “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise,” to be held in Arlington, Virginia, October 10–11. The program will explore the opportunities and collaborations in responding to the White House memorandum on “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research.” The forum will open with a keynote address by Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Vanderbilt University.

 
 

Higher Ed Associations Form Joint Steering Group to Build Federated System for Publicly Funded Research

image © Niklas WikströmThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the formation of a joint steering group to advance a proposed network of digital repositories at universities, libraries, and other research institutions across the US that will provide long-term public access to federally funded research articles and data.

 
 

SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Proposal

The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and ARL have drafted a proposal in response to the OSTP memo: The SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE).

pdf share-proposal-07june13.pdf

The proposal begins:

Research universities are long-lived and are mission-driven to generate, make accessible, and preserve over time new knowledge and understanding. Research universities collectively have the assets needed for a national solution for enhanced public access to federally funded research output. As the principal producers of the resources that are to be made publicly available under the new White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)[1] memorandum, and that are critical to the continuing success of higher education in the United States, universities have invested in the infrastructure, tools, and services necessary to provide effective and efficient access to their research and scholarship. The new White House directive provides a compelling reason to integrate higher education’s investments to date into a system of cross-institutional digital repositories that will be known as SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)...

Comments and questions about the draft SHARE proposal (PDF) are welcome—please send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 

SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Proposed by ARL, AAU, APLU

share-button-on-mac-keyboardimage © Niklas WikströmARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have drafted a proposal, “SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)” (PDF), in response to the recent White House directive on public access to federally funded research and data.

 
       

Fall Forum 2011: Focus on Innovations: [Recollection]

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

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Fall Forum 2008: Making a Quantum Leap to eResearch Support

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future."

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Fall Forum 2008: Summary Reactor Panel

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future."

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Fall Forum 2008: Education for Cyberscholarship

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future."

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Fall Forum 2008: Posters on Display

Presentation at the 2008 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future." Fifteen libraries contributed fourteen posters for display at the forum to showcase their organizations' work in science librarianship. The posters are described in three categories: Tools, Programs and Services, and Organizational Models.

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