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Ontology Working Group: next call is Thursday, June 12 at noon EDT
Today’s call included a demo from LASP, and hope to be involved in a subgroup for data sets
Agenda to be determined -- look for an announcement or review the last call notes at http://goo.gl/AHPqoe
Apps & Tools Working Group: next call is Tuesday, June 10 at 1pm EDT
Agenda to be determined
Violeta Ilik from Texas A&M (workshop co-organizer) and Ted Lawless from Brown will be attending -- final planning call next week.
VIVO Conference: August 6-8 Austin, TX
Registration is open – early bird rate through June 20 and lodging discount at venue (Hyatt Regency) through July 3 is based on availability
- Submission responses went out today, and organizers hope to have the full schedule available by the end of next week
Working Group Activities
First annual survey of VIVO sites due Thursday, May 29
VIVO 1.7 development
Next themed weekly call topic – June 5
No major updates on production site, some slowdown in activity with summer break
- Colorado (Don)
Currently focused on ORCID integration to register most CU-Boulder faculty. Sent out a batch email to faculty about ORCID plan, and had no notable negative feedback (~1 opt out)
Hoping to add awards data to VIVO CU-Boulder, and a 1.6 upgrade planned for late summer
Paul: question about feedback from faculty on ORCID interop. Don replied that the current focus is on minting ORCID iDs for use internally, and not bi-directional data feeds.
Simeon Warner demoed VIVO/ORCID integration at last week’s ORCID call -- code that will be distributed in VIVO 1.7
Cornell VIVO has been on VIVO 1.6 for two weeks -- quick demo of updated site on call: major UI change for public users is geo map, found and fixed memory leak, VIVO conversion shrine as a best practice (pics needed ;)
Auto-restart script when VIVO becomes unresponsive -- was helpful that this was in place during memory leak issue. Alex: could this be shared? Brian thinks so.
Getting non-faculty imported into Scholars@Duke -- about ready to go out. Could be students, affiliates, or staff -- anyone in the Duke LDAP directory is a candidate. Custom UI that supports opt-in pulls from LDAP
Working on a tool to replace one piece of faculty reporting for Duke schools -- as an open source project on GitHub (Clojurescript with Facebook’s React.js): https://github.com/OIT-ADS-Web/vivo_widgets_reporter - basically like a simple CV builder
Alexandre will not be able to attend. "No significative change in our side."
- IFPRI -- International Food Policy Research Institute
- Memorial University (Max)
Waiting for some UI graphics design for the frontend Drupal integration as we will have a beta release in June.
working on new ontology structure to integrate with Yaffle, and will submit a finalized version to the Ontology group this week.
Collecting map data to build a visual module.
- Smithsonian (Alvin)
No significant update. Have been testing/working with the API in 1.6.x some successes but mostly failures--need to investigate. Lots of administrative work--identifying data sources, candidates for import, privacy issues, IT departmental requirements, etc. Looking forward to 1.6.2 since we have performance issues and I assume they are related to the memory leak that Jim B. mentioned.
Asked if Cornell’s restart script will be relevant after memory leak patch is available with 1.6.2/1.7
RPI/Deep Carbon Observatory
- UCLA (David and Vivek)
Vivek: trying to implement a profile management system at UCLA (internal/private and external/public profiles) -- would like internal changes to be reflected in public VIVO profiles (adds/updates/deletes). Trying to use SPARQL update queries and have this happen in real-time. Brian: this seems like the right approach, using SPARQL updates (the API). Vivek: Query runs always indicates accepted “success” (200 code) -- but if they check in the VIVO, and not seeing the change. Overview deletions working, but email delete not working.
Virginia Tech (Julie and Keith)
Implementing Symplectic Elements with basic faculty elements. VIVO is somewhat on hold.
Testing Elements with faculty to see what kinds of info they want displayed in their profiles
Weill Cornell (Paul)
Attended conference in D.C., organized by Katy Borner, “Linking International Academic Databases to Find Collaborators and Emerging Trends”
Looking to set up a Vagrant instance for testing/dev purposes
Eliza working on updating Harvester for 1.6
Our VIVO is a lot healthier these days. Look Ma, no downtime.
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