The 2021 North American User Meeting was held on January 19, 2021, 12:00 to 3:00 EST. Our goal was to encourage our current and prospective users in Canada and the U.S. to meet each other and hear what’s happening with their VIVO implementations. This virtual event was open to anyone, anywhere in the world, but was geared for those in the American time zones.
To see video recordings of each presentation, click the links below in the column on the right.
Where available, conference materials are linked to presentation titles.
|12:00 - 12:10||Welcome and intro to VIVO||Julia Trimmer||Video: 10 minutes|
|12:10 - 12:30||VIVO current status||Bruce Herbert||Video: 20 minutes|
|12:30 - 12:50||VIVO developments at UQAM||Sacha Jerabek||Video: 20 minutes|
|12:50 - 1:00||Break||10 minutes|
|1:00 - 1:20||VIVO Ontology Development -- why, what, and how||Michael Conlon||Video: 20 minutes|
1:20 - 1:25
1:30 - 1:35
Scholars@FIU: Engaging Strategic Planning & External Relations at Florida International University
Smithsonian Institution Update
VIVO Scholar Implementation at Duke University
|Videos: 15 minutes|
|1:35 - 1:55||Lessons Learned||Ralph O'Flinn||Video: 20 minutes|
|1:55 - 2:05||Break||10 minutes|
|2:05 - 2:25||Overview of Texas A&M University Library VIVO||Douglas Hahn||Video: 20 minutes|
2:25 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:35
2:35 - 2:40
Congratulations! You are now a VIVO owner!
Interdisciplinary Research Dashboard at TAMU
|Videos: 15 minutes|
|2:40 - 3:00||Next steps: where do we go from here? Zoom poll||Julia Trimmer||Video: 20 minutes|
Call for updates from VIVO implementers: how's it going?
We’d like each NA VIVO site to give us an update either as a 5-minute lightning talk or a 20-minute presentation. Lightning talks might touch on any of these topics:
What are the primary use cases and goals of VIVO at your institution?
How’s adoption going, by both profile owners and site visitors?
What works well for users, and what are they asking for?
Longer, 20-minute presentations might include the following:
A tour of your VIVO site
Demo of new functionality or data
Challenges to VIVO at your institution due to shifting resources or other issues
A conversation with the VIVO Project
For over a decade, the VIVO community has been vibrant, creative, and devoted to helping each other and sustaining VIVO. We believe in open source, open science, and open data.
This meeting will give you a chance to talk directly to leaders about the direction of the VIVO Project. Our community is strong and growing, but like many open source communities, we’re struggling too. To face what’s ahead, we need your ideas, energy, and contributions of all kinds.
Spanish-language user event in the works
The VIVO Project is also planning an event for Spanish users in Europe, Central America, and South America to be held in early 2021. Please contact the VIVO Membership and Community Engagement Interest Group if you’d like to help with this event, or if you’d like to propose additional regional or language-based VIVO user groups.