Open-source science builds on open and free resources that include data, metadata, software, and workflows. Informed decisions on whether and how to (re)use digital datasets are dependent on an understanding about the quality of the underpinning data and relevant information. However, quality information, being difficult to curate and often context specific, is currently not readily available for sharing within and across disciplines. To help address this challenge and promote the creation and (re)use of freely and openly shared information about the quality of individual datasets, members of several groups around the world have undertaken an effort to develop international community guidelines with practical recommendations for the Earth science community, collaborating with international domain experts. The guidelines were inspired by the guiding principles of being findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). Use of the FAIR dataset quality information guidelines is intended to help stakeholders, such as scientific data centers, digital data repositories, and producers, publishers, stewards and managers of data, to: i) capture, describe, and represent quality information of their datasets in a manner that is consistent with the FAIR Guiding Principles; ii) allow for the maximum discovery, trust, sharing, and reuse of their datasets; and iii) enable international access to and integration of dataset quality information. This article describes the processes that developed the guidelines that are aligned with the FAIR principles, presents a generic quality assessment workflow, describes the guidelines for preparing and disseminating dataset quality information, and outlines a path forward to improve their disciplinary diversity.
“After amassing a database of tens of millions of metadata records over several years, SHARE will be shutting down a portion of its harvesting operation in 2020 and the data set is archived in CurateND (doi:10.7274/r0-0daz-j832), the University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository managed by Hesburgh Libraries. Examples of interacting with the data are also available on Github: https://github.com/ndlib-cds/share-samples. COS will be evaluating the future of SHARE as the index for searching across its popular OSF Preprints and OSF Registries platforms, in hopes of evolving the service to be cost-effective to operate and maintain to meet the constrained scope….”
“The project Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE (2017–2019) was designed to investigate the value SHARE could have for digital humanities (DH) scholars, by exploring how scholars promote discovery of their own DH work, and how they find digital scholarship or its components for their own use. The project leaders’ assumptions were that (1) discovery of DH scholarship was difficult because it relied on web discovery through keywords rather than structured metadata, and (2) structured metadata and improved discovery were essential for enabling the enduring stewardship of DH scholarship by the research library community….
More than 71% of survey respondents indicated their willingness to share their DH project assets in some way. Respondents also indicated they were most likely to share the raw assets that were captured through the digitization process or created through the project period. The majority of respondents shared their assets on GitHub and on personal websites….”
“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released today a white paper that reports the findings of a two-year project investigating the value SHARE could have for digital humanities scholars. SHARE is an open-source community that develops tools and services to connect related research outputs for new kinds of scholarly discovery.
This project, partly funded by a grant from the US National Endowment for the Humanities, explored how scholars promote discovery of their own digital humanities work, and how they find digital scholarship or its components for their own use….”
” … we were pleased to see the Center for Open Science (COS) and its Open Science Framework (OSF) highlighted in your article as a public goods infrastructure alternative to commercial, proprietary platforms. The Association of Research Libraries has been working in partnership with COS for several years on a project called SHARE, a free, openly accessible database of metadata describing both research product and process. Simply put, platforms and business arrangements that lock in scholarly content and data about scholarly process make stewardship of that content — research libraries’ core mission—impossible. By working with scholars to adopt and invest in open platforms like the OSF and SHARE, librarians can provide their expertise in data management, metadata standards, and preservation, and ensure that the resulting data and publications can be made accessible over the long term.”
“Johnson is the Co-Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame. In this role, he directs the design and development of the libraries’ data curation and digital library solutions. He also currently serves as a Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries for the SHARE project to develop and deepen SHARE partnerships with other organizations to improve data sharing, metadata alignment, and foster a tighter network of research repositories, databases, and information systems. Johnson has contributed to several other collaborations such as DASPOS (Data and Software Preservation for Open Science), an NSF grant funded project focused on open sharing of scientific data especially within High Energy Physics (HEP), and a burgeoning collaboration between Notre Dame and the Center for Open Science. He spearheaded the implementation of the University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository, CurateND, and he has contributed to the multi-institutional Hydra collaboration as both a code committer and technical manager on several projects….”
“As Open Access becomes more widespread, quantifying the range of OA options has become complex. In this PLOScast, Elizabeth Seiver speaks with Greg Tananbaum, the owner of ScholarNext, about the spectrum of Open Access, the tool available to help academics gauge the openness of an article, OA policies and emerging developments in scholarly communication. Together they discuss how machine readability is playing a role in OA publishing, issues surrounding OA funding, and how Open Access journals can work together. Greg focuses on the intersection of technology, content and academia. He’s been working with SPARC since 2007 on issues relating to Open Access and open data. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the following links …”
“We’re now indexed by One Repo.
DASH is one among many university repositories. How might all these great resources of knowledge connect and share information? As its core mission, One Repo “aims to change the world by solving the problem of repository fragmentation.” All DASH articles are now included in this service.
We’re participating as a SHARE Notify metadata provider.
SHARE Notify is a feed of research-release events, such as publishing a new article in a journal or depositing one in an open-access repository. It s purpose is to foster discovery, cataloguing, and analytics. Now that DASH is a metadata provider, SHARE Notify will bring new publications by Harvard faculty to the attention of all who subscribe to the feed or use the associated search engine. SHARE Notify is a service of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and the Center for Open Science.
You can now find Harvard thesis and dissertations through the Global ETD Search.
The Global ETD Search is a search engine for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from around the world. Through the ETDs@Harvard program and DASH, we aim is to share Harvard-born theses and dissertations as widely as possible. By participating in this new search engine, this research will reach an even wider audience. Global ETD Search is a service of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.”
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