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Tuesday May 14, 2013 from

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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Kristi Searle 
The maximum capacity for this web seminar is 100 participants. The event will be recorded and made available at

Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series, VIVO 

Series Five: "VIVO: Research Discovery and Networking"

Curated by: Dean Krafft, Chief Technology Strategist at Cornell University Library & Chair of the VIVO-DuraSpace Incubator Project Management Committee

VIVO is an open community, an information model, and an open source semantic web application supporting the advancement of scholarship by integrating and sharing information about scholars, their activities and outputs at a single institution while supporting discovery of related work and expertise across a distributed multi-institutional network. VIVO supports descriptions of the full academic context of scholars and researchers in any discipline, and it makes explicit the connections of researchers and scholars to their grants, publications, courses, creative works, co-authors, datasets, performances, research instruments, projects, and much more.

VIVO is joining DuraSpace as the VIVO Project, via the DuraSpace incubation program, to realize our shared mission in support of research and scholarship through an established legal and financial framework compatible with VIVO’s own vision and goals. This webinar series will introduce VIVO and the VIVO community, provide views into VIVO implementations at three quite different institutions, and conclude with a more technical session describing the VIVO ontologies, linked open data, and the community processes supporting VIVO as a new project with DuraSpace.  


 Webinar 1: Overview of VIVO

VIVO is an open-source research discovery tool that integrates information about researchers with additional context from their relationships to grants, publications, research facilities, projects, events, affiliations, and with other researchers. VIVO stores this information as a network for browsing or searching in a single tool across a university or other institution.  This webinar provides an introduction to VIVO, to the open-source technologies and standards it builds on, and to the community of people and organizations in academia, government, non-profit, and corporate world engaged in VIVO and the exchange and interoperability of VIVO-compatible data.  Highlights from VIVO implementations will include examples of VIVO's current and potential connections to related tools including institutional repositories, dataset registries, research resource discovery systems, and social networking platforms.

Presented by:  Brian Lowe, Semantic Applications Programmer, Cornell, Jon Corson-Rikert, VIVO Development Lead, Cornell and Dean Krafft, Chief Technology Strategist at Cornell University Library and Chair of the VIVO-DuraSpace Management Committee