Congratulations Cambridge and Cornell!  The University of Cambridge launched its long awaited VIVO this week.  Congratulations to the team at Cambridge, and to Symplectic, who assisted with the implementation.  Congratulations to the team at Cornell who launched an upgrade to Scholars at Cornell this week.

Do you have a site approaching launch, in development, or in project planning?  Considering a VIVO implementation and have questions?  We'd love to hear from you.  Drop Mike Conlon a note!

Coalition for Networked Information.  The Coalition for Network information holds two meetings each year.  Their fall meeting was held last week in Washington DC.  Here's the website.  Each meeting showcases projects of interest to those building the open scholarly ecosystem.  This meeting had more content on linked data, and research data management and preservation.  Glad to see the community embracing topics that need discussion and work as we move forward.  Of particular interest to me was the closing keynote by Herbert van de Sompel of Los Alamos Laboratories. Slides from Dr. van de Sompel's talk entitled Scholarly Communication: Deconstruct and Decentralize? are available on Slideshare here. He describes a web-centric, personalized approach to scholarly communication using concepts from Solid, a project led by Tim Berners-Lee.  See

The spring CNI meeting will be held in San Diego, April 12-13, 2018.

Put your thinking cap on.  Early in the new year we will be soliciting ideas for next steps for VIVO.  We have a tremendous community, full of creative, productive people advancing the state of the art in representing, recording, and using the scholarly record produced by Vitro and VIVO.  What would you like to see us do?  See us fix?  See us advance?  How would you like to help?  Make a list, and check it twice.  We'd like to identify the areas that should drive us forward in the coming year.

Happy Holidays!  No VIVO meetings for a few weeks due to the holidays.  We will resume the meeting schedule the week of January 8.  I hope everyone has a lovely holiday full of cheer.  Happy New Year and we look forward to exciting developments in 2018!



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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