As most of you know, development is underway for the first portion of the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). This first phase is the notification system that will be used to keep key stakeholders aware of the release of research results. This work is being done by the Center for Open Science with guidance from the SHARE Technical Working Group, of which bepress is proud to be a member.
At this time the notification system is in a pilot testing phase with a target of public beta testing in Spring of 2015. The pilot currently is harvesting research events from 18 different sources, with more planned. Of these 18, four are Digital Commons sites and we expect this list to grow. We’d like to offer a big thank you to Southern Illinois University, St. Cloud State University, University of Pennsylvania and Wayne State University.
Through working with SHARE during testing we plan to design and build tools to make it really easy to identify, expose, and share the valuable research materials you are collecting throughout the SHARE ecosystem.