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Repository Infrastructure Initiatives Agree to Align Networks

aligning-repositories-meeting-participantsAligning Repository Networks meeting, image © COARIn a meeting in Rome, Italy, on March 20–21, 2014, representatives from several major regional repository networks came together to develop a strategy to better align their activities. The meeting convened delegates from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, including representatives from AOASG (Australian Open Access Support Group), CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), the National Science Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences, OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe), and SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem).

 
 

IMLS, Sloan Foundation Jointly Award SHARE $1 Million to Develop Notification Service

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a joint $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and launch the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Notification Service. SHARE is a collaborative initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research findings and reports.

 
 

ARL Seeks SHARE Technical Project Manager

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is recruiting a project manager for an 18-month project to build the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Notification Service (PDF). SHARE (www.arl.org/share) is a collaborative initiative among ARL, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The technical project manager is a full-time position with standard ARL benefits for 18 months with the possibility of extension. This position is also eligible for telecommuting.

 
 

SPEC Kit 334: Research Data Management Services (July 2013)

SPEC Kit 334 surveys ARL member libraries on their activities related to access, management, and archiving of research data at their institutions. The survey explores the organization of research data management services (including a few questions on broader data support services), how they are staffed and funded, and what services they offer and to whom, among other questions. It includes examples of research data policies, data retention policies, data management plan tools, job descriptions, data needs assessment tools, data archive web pages, and staff resources.

This publication is available for purchase in both print and online versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 334 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

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 .

 
 
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