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Jul 26

“Telling VIVO Stories” is a community-led initiative aimed at introducing project leaders and their ideas to one another while providing VIVO implementation details for the VIVO community and beyond. The following interview includes personal observations that may not represent the opinions and views of Colorado University Boulder or the VIVO Project.

Julia Trimmer, Duke University, talked with the Liz Tomich at Colorado University Boulder to learn about their VIVO story.

From research interests to international connections to ORCID IDs–the University of Colorado Boulder never stops improving their VIVO instance. Just look at their About page at https://vivo.colorado.edu/about. Since they rolled out VIVO back in April 2011, they’ve been continually releasing features and data to their users, and they plan to keep going; new enhancements are listed publicly.

To get CU-Boulder’s VIVO story, I asked Liz Tomich, Director of the Faculty Information System team, how she works with VIVO. Liz guides the development team and sets their priorities. “I represent the business perspective, the perspective of the faculty and the provost; I’m the intermediary between the software engineers and the faculty.” Liz also communicates with the faculty and explains what the team is doing with VIVO. Because the data in VIVO is public, Liz explains that it’s important to make sure that their data sources are good -- the data are complete and represent the faculty well.

How did CU-Boulder decide to adopt VIVO? A few years ago, people at CU-Boulder started wondering if they could access the research interests in their existing faculty information system. Their communications group began working on a search tool to enable users to find the research interests data that Liz’s group maintained, but this development process became complicated. Meanwhile, Liz and Alex Viggio, who’s now a developer at Symplectic, had heard about VIVO and moved forward quickly. Alex and Liz found VIVO easy to implement, particularly with the faculty and research interests data that they already had. They liked that VIVO was an open source! tool, and they saw its potential for sharing and linking to other data sets.

The CU-Boulder team started small and has gradually added a lot of data and functionality to their VIVO instance, a successful strategy that’s been adopted at other institutions (see what they’ve done for yourself at https://vivo.colorado.edu).

“We’re a small team but are lucky to have people who are enthusiastic about linked data,” explains Liz, and they appreciate being part of a community that “wants to make things happen.” In and around the Boulder area, there are a lot of organizations that want to work together in a number of projects and directions. Liz describes their team’s mission as “serving the faculty member whether that person is on campus, working in a federal lab like NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) or in the field on the other side of the world” and sharing their VIVO data.

For more background on the CU-Boulder VIVO, read their About page (https://vivo.colorado.edu/about) If you get a chance to meet the CU-Boulder team, including Liz, Don Elsborg, Nate Prewitt and Vance Howard, be sure to ask them about all the cool things they’re doing with VIVO; you’ll be inspired and you might learn something new.

Thanks so much for participating in VIVO Stories! This story is an ad hoc VIVO community activity and anyone can participate by interviewing someone who’s working with VIVO and submitting a story. Go to https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/VIVO/Guidelines+and+Template:+Telling... for instructions, and send the finished copy to Julia Trimmer (julia.trimmer@duke.edu) and Carol Minton-Morris (cmmorris@duraspace.org).

Jul 17

VIVO is great at sharing data. Do you have data to share? Enter the VIVO linked open data contest. Up to three winning teams will be selected based on five star linked open data criteria, and will receive podium recognition at the conference.

LEARN MORE AND SHARE YOUR DATA

It's your last chance to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. Register by Friday and SAVE $100! With engaging industry experts, breakout sessions, and fun networking events, the Sixth Annual VIVO Conference is a must-attend event.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Just a reminder of the reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. The Hyatt offers incredibly easy access to all VIVO sessions, as well as ample urban activity during downtime.

The rate for a single/double room under the group block is $199.00 plus taxes.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AND SAVE!

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525.

Jul 15

The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Graham Triggs has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the Technical Lead for the VIVO Project effective September 21, 2015. In his new role as VIVO Technical Lead, Graham will work closely with Mike Conlon, the VIVO Project Director, VIVO project governance, and the VIVO community to implement the roadmap for VIVO, the open source! semantic web! platform that creates an integrated record of the scholarly work of an organization.

Triggs is based in London and is an experienced technical analyst and software developer with a history of collaborating with colleagues and clients from around the world. As Head of Repository Systems at Symplectic since 2011, Triggs recently helped integrate Symplectic’s research information management system, Elements, with VIVO, allowing the structured research data captured within Elements to be represented inside VIVO. He also led the integration of Elementswith institutional repositories in addition to developing web services for DSpace, EPrints and Fedora open source repository platforms. In addition he helped to implement and support individual client integrations by gathering technical requirements and representing client product development needs.

“I’m thrilled to have Graham onboard as tech lead for the VIVO Project.  Graham brings a wealth of experience, insight and talent to his new role,” said Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director.

Triggs said, “For the last 20 years, I have been developing systems for the dissemination and discovery of research, mostly focused on open access, open data and open source. Most recently, I have not only seen how important it is for institutions to have a complete, consistent record of scholarly work, but also the value of publishing linked open datasets of key information. As an extension of these interests, I'm excited to be joining DuraSpace, and working with the VIVO community to grow this emerging field of semantic research networking software.”

DuraSpace and the VIVO Project teams extend a warm welcome to Graham in his new role as the VIVO Technical Lead, and look forward to his contributions to the broad, collaborative VIVO movement that will shape the future of research.

Jul 9

It's your last chance to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. Register by July 17th and SAVE $100! With engaging industry experts, breakout sessions, and fun networking events, the Sixth Annual VIVO Conference is a must-attend event. Learn more and register online today at http://vivoconference.org/!

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION

Follow the conversation about the conference on Twitter at #vivo15

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

The VIVO 2015 workshops enable participants to learn from and interact with experts and peers. These workshops cover a variety of topics, so there is sure to be something to suit your interest.

Morning Workshops (8:30am - 12:00pm)

  • Ontology Editing and Creating Semantic Applications
  • Getting More From Your VIVO: Generating Reports and Functional Datasets For Analysis
  • Introduction to VIVO: Planning, Policy, and Implementation

Afternoon Workshops (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

  • Altmetrics 101 - Hands on Introduction to Altmetrics
  • Awesome Apps to Enhance Your VIVO
  • Managing Your Data Flows: Architecture and Data Provenance For Your Institution

If you are currently registered for the conference, it's not too late to sign up for your Wednesday Workshops. Simply email us at vivo@designingevents.com . If you haven't registered for the conference yet, just choose your workshops during the registration process.

CALL FOR APPS

Each year, the VIVO conference sponsors a competition for software applications using VIVO data. The winner will receive an award and will be recognized during the conference. Entries are due July 27th.
Refer to the Call for Applications for submission information, including eligibility, evaluation criteria and prizes.

Learn more and submit your app

SPONSORSHIP

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this unique event! As a sponsor, you will receive a tremendous amount of visibility before, during and after the conference. Exclusive marketing opportunities and an array of additional benefits are also available to sponsors who want to get more out of this incredible opportunity.

Show your support and become a VIVO Sponsor

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Just a reminder about the reserved block of hotel rooms for #VIVO15 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. The Hyatt offers incredibly easy access to all VIVO sessions, as well as ample urban activity during downtime. Don't miss out on this great rate and reserve your space soon!

The rate for a single/double room under the group block is $199.00 plus taxes.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AND SAVE!

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525

Jun 18

Early Bird Registration Ends Saturday...Don't Delay! Registration is open and the lowest registration is only available through June 19th. Register online today.

The $375 Early Bird registration rate is only available through June 19th.

  • Early Bird: $375; Now through June 19th
  • Regular: $475; June 20th - July 17th
  • Late: $575; July 18th - August 5th
  • Onsite: $625

*** REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at https://eiseverywhere.com//ehome/vivo2015/register

Conference Program Released

The 2015 program includes content that will help you harness the full potential of research networking, discovery, and open research at-large. This year's presentations, panels, and invited speakers enable you to personalize your VIVO experience and learn about cutting-edge topics by the experts.

View the list of 2015 presentations and posters now! You will leave the conference with a greater understanding of VIVO and its capabilities, as well as the value of supporting open-research practices.

Don't forget to register for a Pre-Conference Workshop!

Sign up to join us for:

  • Altmetrics 101 - Hands on Introduction to Altmetrics
  • Awesome Apps to Enhance Your VIVO
  • Getting More from Your VIVO: Generating Reports and Functional Datasets for Analysis
  • Introduction to VIVO: Planning, Policy, and Implementation
  • Managing Your Data Flows: Architecture and Data Provenance For Your Institution
  • Ontology Editing and Creating Semantic Applications

Check out the website for full details.

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #vivo15

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525

Jun 16

...Don't Delay!
 Registration is open and the lowest registration is only available through June 19th. The 2015 program includes content that will help you harness the full potential of research networking, discovery, and open research at-large. This year's presentations, panels, and invited speakers enable you to personalize your VIVO experience and learn about cutting-edge topics by the experts. 

View the list of 2015 presentations and posters now! You will leave the conference with a greater understanding of VIVO and its capabilities, as well as the value of supporting open-research practices.  

Don't forget to register for a Pre-Conference Workshop!

Sign up to join us for:

  • Altmetrics 101 - Hands on Introduction to Altmetrics
  • Awesome Apps to Enhance Your VIVO
  • Getting More from Your VIVO: Generating Reports and Functional Datasets for Analysis
  • Introduction to VIVO: Planning, Policy, and Implementation
  • Managing Your Data Flows: Architecture and Data Provenance For Your Institution
  • Ontology Editing and Creating Semantic Applications

Check out the workshop descriptions for full details.

The $375 Early Bird registration rate is only available through June 19th.

  • Early Bird: $375; Now through June 19th
  • Regular: $475; June 20th - July 17th
  • Late: $575; July 18th - August 5th
  • Onsite: $625

*** REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at https://eiseverywhere.com//ehome/vivo2015/register

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #vivo15

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525

Jun 16

Ina Blümel is acting professor at Hanover's University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HsH), Department of Information Management, and postdoctoral researcher at the Open Science Lab (OSL) of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Her teaching and research focuses on e-Science, Research Information, Semantic Web, and Digital Libraries. Ina graduated from the Institute of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University of Berlin, where she completed her doctorate in 2013 on a topic about metadata for non-textual documents and Linked Data. She has worked in various internationally recognized projects, such as "Probado" (automatic indexing, retrieval and provision of non-textual documents) or "Linked Heritage" (metadata standards, linked data, persistent identifiers, multilingual terminologies in the context of the Europeana (project)). Since last year, she has integrated the topic VIVO and research information with linked data into her information management classes. Ina successfully integrates students in VIVO context, leading projects at HsH working as basis for OSL VIVO developments, such as "Open Science VIVO" for Leibniz Research Association Science 2.0. Ina reviews for several international conferences, i.e. International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-Know) or Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR).

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #vivo15

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual VIVO Conference. The $375 Early Bird registration rate is only available through June 19th.

  • Early Bird: $375; Now through June 19th
  • Regular: $475; June 20th - July 17th
  • Late: $575; July 18th - August 5th
  • Onsite: $625

*** REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at https://eiseverywhere.com//ehome/vivo2015/register

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525.

Jun 16

We are excited to welcome Justin Starren MD, PhD, FACMI as an invited speaker at this year's VIVO conference! Dr. Starren is founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). Dr. Starren's research focuses on the translation of computer and informatics research into real-world solutions. Dr. Starren was Co-PI and chief technology architect for the Informatics for Diabetes Education And Telemedicine Project (IDEATel)--the largest civilian telemedicine project ever attempted up to that time. Later, Dr. Starren turned his focus to the integration of genomic research and clinical computing as the lead informatician on the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative. Currently, Dr. Starren leads the EHR integration workgroup of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) project, focusing on the integration of genomic decision support into clinical care. He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of bioinformatics, research computing, and data sciences for NUCATS. He is a member of the board of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

New this Year at the VIVO Conference – Linked Open Data Contest!

VIVO is great at sharing data. Do you have data to share? Enter the VIVO linked open data contest. The winning team will be selected based on five star linked open data criteria, and will receive podium recognition at the conference. Look for details on application coming soon!

Early Bird Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual VIVO Conference. The $375 Early Bird registration rate is only available through June 19th. Register here: http://vivoconference.org/

  • Early Bird: $375; Now through June 19th
  • Regular: $475; June 20th - July 17th
  •  Late: $575; July 18th - August 5th
  • Onsite: $625
Jun 16

...Don't Delay!
 Registration is open and the lowest registration is only available through June 19th 

The 2015 program includes content that will help you harness the full potential of research networking, discovery, and open research at-large. This year's presentations, panels, and invited speakers enable you to personalize your VIVO experience and learn about cutting-edge topics by the experts.  
View the list of 2015 presentations and posters now! You will leave the conference with a greater understanding of VIVO and its capabilities, as well as the value of supporting open-research practices.   
Don't forget to register for a Pre-Conference Workshop. Sign up to join us for Getting More from Your VIVO: Generating Reports and Functional Datasets for Analysis; Altmetrics 101 - Hands on Introduction to Altmetrics; Awesome Apps to Enhance Your VIVO; or any of the other informative Pre-Conference Workshops planned.

May 27

Working on a new project? Interested in sharing local research profiling or analysis efforts with attendees of #vivo15? We want to hear from you! Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations for the Fifth Annual VIVO Conference in August. For details on the Late-breaking Call for Posters, please click here. All submissions must be submitted by Saturday, May 30th by midnight PST.

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #vivo15

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual VIVO Conference. The $375 Early Bird registration rate is only available through June 19th.

  • Early Bird: $375; Now through June 19th
  • Regular: $475; June 20th - July 17th
  • Late: $575; July 18th - August 5th
  • Onsite: $625

*** REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at https://eiseverywhere.com//ehome/vivo2015/register

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact us at vivo@designingevents.com  or at +1 410-654-5525.