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Recordings Available: “VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity”

Austin, TX  DuraSpace launched its 14th Hot Topics Community Webinar Series, “VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity” last month.  Curated by Rick Johnson, Program Co-Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Head, Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame and Visiting Program Officer for SHARE at the Association of Research Libraries, this series explored how the effort to link VIVO and SHARE together will bring us closer to a wider picture of today’s scholarship.

Presenters explained the history of each project, explored the complementary goals of VIVO’s information capture at the institutional level and SHARE’s community-level harvesting, and provided an overview of the collaboration to date.  Perspectives on how the SHARE and VIVO collaboration impacts and enhances the effort to capture and track scholarly activity were highlighted.  The series concluded with a technical overview of the efforts to date for SHARE to harvest data from VIVO, VIVO to push data to SHARE, and how to get started with these utilities at your own institution.

The series consisted of three webinars, “VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity” (presented by Rick Johnson and Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director, DuraSpace), “Institutional Perspectives on the Impact of SHARE and VIVO Together” (presented by Andi Ogier, Associate Director, Data Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech), and “How to Get Started Tracking Scholarly Activity with VIVO and SHARE” (presented by Rick Johnson and Erin Braswell, Infrastructure Developer, SHARE - Center for Open Science.)

A recording of all three presentations along with the presentation slides, is available at

More about SHARE and VIVO

SHARE is an initiative led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and founded with the support of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). SHARE has partnered with the Center for Open Science (COS) for infrastructure development. SHARE is supported in part by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

VIVO is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars. VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web technologies. VIVO was originally funded by Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health (U24 RR029822) and is currently a community-supported project under the DuraSpace umbrella.