June 25, 2014–The Assocation of Research Libraries, in conjunction with APLU and the Association of American Universities, is pleased to be entering a new phase in the development of SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem). With the selection of the Center for Open Science as a technology partner in the SHARE Notification Service, coding will shortly begin in earnest. Over the next several months, the Notification Service will be moving from concept to prototype to beta.
Concurrently, ARL, AAU, and APLU will continue to flesh out the long-term vision of a robust repository ecosystem, of which the Notification Service is the first component.
The SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) is a higher education and research community initiative to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs. SHARE will develop solutions that capitalize on the compelling interest shared by researchers, libraries, universities, funding agencies, and other key stakeholders to maximize research impact, today and in the future. SHARE aims to make the inventory of research assets more discoverable and more accessible, and to enable the research community to build upon these assets in creative and productive ways.