VIVO (pronunced vee-voh) is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages research discovery, expert finding, network analysis and assessment of research impact.  VIVO is easily extended to support additional domains of scholarly activity.

Goals of this Tour

  • Learning about VIVO as software, as an ontology, and as a community with many active participating individuals and institutions
  • Understanding how VIVO fits into several quite different environments, from small research organizations to whole universities and distributed consortia
  • Gaining basic insights into the Semantic Web technologies VIVO uses

Outline of the Tour

  1. What is VIVO?
  2. What's different (and noteworthy) about VIVO?
  3. What's involved in starting a VIVO project?
  4. What is an information ecosystem and how does VIVO fit in?
  5. VIVO as data on the Linked Open Data Web
  6. VIVO in production at sites around the world


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