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JOIN OpenVIVO at the ALA Conference in Orlando on 6/25

The Linked Library Data Interest Group will hold a session at the American Library Association Annual Conference from 8:30-10:00AM, this Saturday, June 25, 2016 in W208 at Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

Michael Conlon, PhD, VIVO Project Director and Emeritus Faculty, University of Florida, will present "OpenVIVO: a hosted platform for representing scholarly work".

OpenVIVO is a hosted, VIVO system that anyone with an ORCiD identifier can use. Using ORCiD identifiers for sign­on and contributor identification, OpenVIVO can gather works from Figshare, ORCiD, PubMed, and CrossRef. A signed on user can add a paper, or other identified work, to their profile by providing the DOI, along with the contribution they made to the work. OpenVIVO loads the metadata for the publication from CrossRef in real­ time. GRID data is used to identify organizations. An extensive list of journals is included. Data is published to GitHub on a daily basis for anyone to use. Features developed for OpenVIVO will become part of VIVO in future releases. OpenVIVO demonstrates the value of augmentation of the scholarly record with identifiers, the addition and tracking of contribution types, the value of open, immediate reuse of the data through daily export under FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles.

VIVO, on which OpenVIVO is based, is an open source, community supported, linked data system for representing scholarly work. Institutions host VIVO to collect, represent, and provide information regarding the scholarly work at their institutions and the people involved in that work. Using the VIVO­-ISF ontology, VIVO provides an open platform for integrating information from repositories, publishers, funding agencies, and others, providing that information to the public in the form of data­ driven profile pages, and using the data to learn more about the nature of scholarship, and in particular, the interactions of scholars as co­authors, teachers, mentors, and grant participants. Data from VIVO has been used for expert­ finding, social network analysis, program evaluation, faculty development, grant writing, and team building.

The talk will describe OpenVIVO and its value to scholars and those who study scholarship. Features, design decisions and experience will be described, as well as relationships between OpenVIVO, institutional VIVOs, and other elements of the scholarly ecosystem. Use of OpenVIVO data will be described through examples of cross site search, and pattern analysis.