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Call-in Information

Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

To join the online meeting:



(star)  Indicating note-taker

  1. Rachid Belkouch
  2. William Welling (star)
  3. Benjamin Gross
  4. Brian Lowe 
  5. Michel Héon
  6. Andrew Woods
  7. Don Elsborg
  8. Ralph O'Flinn


  1. Updates from last week's meeting?
  2. Updates on active initiatives: 
    1. Data Ingest Task Force
    2. VIVO Scholar - Next Steps
    3. Early draft: VIVO Roadmap 2020
  3. Recent development activity?
  4. Next week's sprint planning - 2020-08 - i18n Editing Sprint
    1. Needs review:  VIVO-1905 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Future topics

  1. Vitro JMS messaging approaches - redux
    1. Which architectural pattern should we take?
    2. What should the body of the messages be?
  2. Renaming of 'master' branch? (ZDNet, BBC)
    1. Guidance from GitHub 
    2. DSpace has done it
    3. Fedora has done it
    4. Samvera is doing it
  3. Incremental development initiatives
    1. VIVO-1688 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    2. VIVO-1751 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    3. Integration test opportunities with the switch to TDB - requires startup/shutdown of external Solr ..via Maven
      1. VIVO-1752 - Getting issue details... STATUS


  1. Status of In-Review tickets

    T Key Summary Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution Created Updated Due


Draft notes in Google-Doc 

  • Ralph leading data ingest task force -Andrew
    • Ralph
    • Don
    • Benjamin
    • New wiki page and possible broadcast communication regarding -Brian
    • Data pump still in use and could use additional documentation -Don
    • Possible meeting to go over data pump use? -Don
    • Planning involving shapes and intermediate store to facilitate ingest -Andrew
    • Source data from multiple sources, transform into known shapes, run standard tooling to transform into VIVO ontology and load -Andrew
    • Source data adapters/tooling to facilitate easier barrier of entry to transform data into known shapes -William
    • Hold further discussion for data ingest task force meetings -Andrew
    • Data ingest task force members? -Ralph
  • Moving VIVO Scholar forward -Andrew
    • Core VIVO populate core Solr index that can be consumed by scholars-discovery
    • Initial create document scholars-discovery expects as top level entities
    • Further investigation needed
    • Al Wirth from central university system developing GraphQL endpoints for VIVO data and working with metadata primarily for courses -Don
    • Could help expand use of VIVO for other than faculty profiles -Don
  • Early draft: VIVO Roadmap 2020 -Andrew
    • Not right now. -Andrew
    • Regarding ingest into external systems and synchronizing data -Michel
    • Not a lot of initial interest -Andrew
    • Encourage broader community to bring resource to work on -Andrew
    • What is required to move initiatives forward -Andrew
    • Is there any order to roadmap rows? -Benjamin
    • Level of impact of messaging possibly higher than recorded. -Michel
    • Still early draft of roadmap -Andrew
  • Recent development activity?
    • Environment/Installation documentation for linux and mac development -Michel
    • Will get link in slack development channel when ready to share -Michel
    • Work In Progress on publication claim interface w/ Web of Science -Benjamin
    • How should integration work with Crossref? -Benjamin
      • Fallback method for publication claiming for Crossref? -Benjamin
    • Difficult to test with keys for subscriptions -Andrew
    • Possibly transition open VIVO support -Andrew
    • Currently hosted on AWS paid for by Lyrasis -Andrew
    • Current OpenVIVO support is a nightly script to reboot -Andrew
    • Code is not maintained -Andrew
    • Orcid issue, sign up for VIVO not passing Orcid integration -Benjamin
    • Any activity since last meeting? -Andrew
  • Next week sprint



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