Conference time!  The VIVO Conference starts this Wednesday with five workshops and a welcome reception.  Thursday continues with a full program and the poster session and reception.  Friday is another full day with a second keynote, contributed presentations and the closing session.  Weill Cornell Medicine has done an outstanding job preparing for all of us.  Alex Viggio, Conference Chair and Violeta Ilik, Program Chair, and the VIVO Conference Planning Task Force have put together a great conference.  Registration is open on line at  And walk-up registration is welcome in New York.  Student registration is just $99.  It's going to be a great event.  See you there!

Are you presenting at VIVO 2017?  Once again, VIVO is partnering with figshare to demonstrate the value of a connected ecosystem.  Presenters are encouraged to deposit their materials at figshare, register their ORCiD with the their figshare account, and tag their work with the keyword vivo17.  VIVO uses scripts to harvest materials tagged vivo17 and add them to OpenVIVO under the conference page in OpenVIVO.  Works are also linked to author's profiles.  The result is identified, public metadata for the presentations at the conference.  You may also choose to copy your work to a USB provided at the conference – we can take it from there.  Our goal is a complete presentation of the conference on OpenVIVO.

Tweeting the conference?  Following the conference on Twitter?  It's #vivo17.

Scholars@Cornell Cornell University Library announces the beta launch of Scholars@Cornell - a new data and visualization service for exploring Cornell research from the standpoint of the scholarly record. Scholars@Cornell provides a knowledge network with interactive visualizations for exploring faculty, academic units, and scholarly outputs.  It uses data feeds of publications, grants, and academic affiliations, and provides quality control from both automated routines and data curation partners.   It’s easy to explore the data with the new web-based experience provided by Scholars@Cornell.

Check it out now!

No interest group meeting this week  It's conference time!  See you in New York!



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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