About the Project
Share-VDE is a collaborative endeavour, based on the requirements and perceptions of libraries with input and active participation from an international group of research libraries and influenced by the vision of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) initiative.
It is promoted by:
The platform hosts the data of the following institutions: Duke University, Library of Congress, National Library of Finland, National Library of Norway, New York University, Stanford University, The British Library, University of Alberta / NEOS Library Consortium, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Ann Arbor , University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Cornell University, Frick Art Reference Library, Harry Ransom Center, Harvard University, National Library of Medicine, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Texas A&M University, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Diego, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Minnesota, University of Washington
The institutions that participated in the R&D phases are: University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Toronto.
The Share Family of initiatives based on linked data comprises Share-VDE (Virtual Discovery Environment), Share-Catalogue (the Italian network of university libraries applying the Share principles), Share-Art (currently represented by the Kubikat-LOD project including the Art History libraries of the Max Planck Institut), and Share-Music (a pilot in the music domain).
The different shape of each domain field is a useful asset that can be used to the advantage not only of the Share Family as a whole, but for each single discipline.