VIVO conference registration is open  Its true!  You can register for the 10th annual VIVO Conference (VIVO 2019) now here:

The conference will be held September 4-6, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica, Montenegro.  Register today to get the special early bird rate.

The 10th annual conference will be the first in Europe and will feature outstanding speakers and workshops focused on the use of linked open data for scholarship.  It will be a fantastic opportunity to see cutting edge work and share your experiences with people of common interests.

You can follow the conference on Twitter at #vivo19.

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring the conference, with display space, complimentary registration, and other sponsor benefits, please contact Julia Trimmer

VIVO conference call for proposals will open soon  Thinking of presenting at the VIVO conference?  The call for proposals will open soon.  The conference will be looking for strong proposals for workshops, talks, panels, and posters.  This year, the conference plans to use Open Review (, a configurable policy platform for peer review, created by the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  You can learn more about Open Review here:

Architectural fly-in  This week the VIVO project will hold an architectural fly-in at the University of Florida Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida.  The group will discuss future VIVO software and system architecture in support of the Product Direction for 2019.

You can read more about the work of the group here:  2019 Architectural Fly-in

Calls this week

Due to the fly-in, there will be no development meeting this week.

Duraspace and LYRASIS announce intent to merge.  Duraspace (, and LYRASIS ( have announced an "intent to merge".  See the press release here:  Due diligence is on-going, and final board action, following community input and due diligence, is expected later this spring.  A Frequently Asked Questions site is available.  The Duraspace board members can be found here:  If you have comments or questions regarding the intent to merge, please share them with one of the board members, or with Erin Tripp, the Executive Director of Duraspace, or Robert Miller, the CEO of LYRASIS.  The Duraspace Board will meet February 10 to continue to discussion of the intent to merge.  



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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