Development Call this Thursday  The Development Interest Group continues its review of VIVO 1.10.0 Release Planning, JIRAs related to the development, and the work of task forces contributing to the development.  All developers are welcome to join the call, this Thursday November 10, at 1 PM US Eastern time.  Click here for the WebEx meeting. 

2017 Conference Vice Chairs  The 2017 Conference chair Alex Viggio is pleased to announce that Paul Albert of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City has agreed to serve as conference vice chair.  Paul is a member of the VIVO Steering Group, chairs the Implementation Interest group, and is a long time contributor to the VIVO community.  Please join me in thanking Paul for agreeing to serve!

Violeta Ilik, 2017 Conference Program chair is pleased to announce Eric Meeks of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has agreed to serve as program vice chair for 2017.  Eric is a member of the VIVO Steering Group and has been deeply involved in search engine optimization and promotion of profiles systems to faculty members.  Please join me in thanking Eric for agreeing to serve!

The VIVO Conference Planning Task Force is hard at work preparing next year's conference.  If you would like to join the group (it's fun!) please contact Alex Viggio.  We look forward to seeing you in New York in 2017!

Thank you Membership Task Force!  The 2016 2016 Membership Task Force (Jonathan Markow, Robert Cartolano, Julia Trimmer, and Andi Ogier, with debra hanken kurtz and Duraspace staff support from Kristi Searle and Valorie Hollister) has finished its work for the year.  We have many new members, and members who have increased their support over the course of the year.  We have new prospects, and much improved contact information.  We still have some time to go in 2016, and we continue discussions with several institutions about their interest in supporting VIVO though membership.  It's never too late to become a member.  Simply choose a membership level and complete a simple form.  Duraspace staff members will contact you for payment.  It's all very simple.  Membership supports our coordination of technical development, our travel, technical infrastructure, and corporate infrastructure.  If you are considering membership (and I hope you are!) and need more information, please contact debra hanken kurtz or Mike Conlon.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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