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VIVO is an open source, semantic-web tool for research discovery -- finding people and the research they do.VIVO supports [Pronunciation: /viːvəʊ/ or vee-voh] is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing and visualizing research activity in order to discover people, programs, facilities, funding, scholarly works, and events. VIVO's search returns results faceted by type for rapid retrieval of desired information across disciplines at one institution or, through a prototype at, across multiple distributed institutions. 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