Association of Research Libraries
Digital Data Outreach Librarian
Washington University in St. Louis
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Center for Open Science
Since its beta launch in April 2015, the SHARE data set has grown to over 4.5 million records and 95 providers including CrossRef, PubMedCentral, DataOne, library institutional repositories, and more. Drawing from many distributed repositories, SHARE metadata requires enhancement, expert curation, and the linking of objects together as part of the same activity; this work is best accomplished through community engagement and involvement. Automatic enhancement techniques can only do so much and, even then, require expertly curated training sets. To address this need, the SHARE team launched a pedagogy and community engagement initiative that creates digital curation training partnerships with library and information science (LIS) graduate programs and digital librarians. Speakers will address the power and efficacy of service-based learning in open source development and the opportunity SHARE presents in the library world. The SHARE team will report on a pilot project with one LIS master’s degree program at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the launch of a curation and training program for digital library practitioners to gain valuable computational skills while contributing value to SHARE as a community resource.