May 27, 2022

More Metadata: SHARE Research Notification Service Adds Nine New Content Partners

Earlier this month we posted about the currently “in development” SHARE [SHared Access Research Ecosystem] project naming Tyler Walters (Dean of Libraries at Virginia Tech) as Founding Director.

Today in the latest SHARE Update E-Newsletter we read that in the past month nine new content partners have signed-on and will provide metadata to the notification portion of the ecosystem. Notifications will alert users to new research coming out of these and other institutions.

The new content partners are:

  • California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas State University–San Marcos
  • University of Washington

You can review a list of about 25 content partners (so far) here.

Get To Know SHARE

If you’re not already familiar with this initiative it’s one you might want to watch closely. We are for a number of reasons including a strong belief that personalized alerting tools are essential to assist all of us and our users to get a handle on the massive amount of research, news, data, and other material bombarding us from just about everywhere. Using alerts to then share useful material with

SHARE is a joint collaboration between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

In their own words:

The three associations established SHARE in 2013 to help ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs. Their primary goal is to help maximize the benefits of research to science and society.

See Also: Tyler Walters, Founding Director of SHARE, on Next Steps in Sharing Research (by Lisa Peet, Library Journal; October 13, 2014)

See Also: EDUCAUSE Article Provides Useful Overview of SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) (March 24, 2014)

See Also: ARL’s SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) Initiative Launches Knowledge Base (May 21, 2014)

See Also: SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Project Plan Released (February 6, 2014)
Includes full text project plan document.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.