VIVO 2018: Call for Proposals


The VIVO 2018 Conference Task Force is happy to announce the call for proposals for the 9th annual VIVO conference, to be held June 6th through 8th at the beautiful JB Duke Hotel in Durham, North Carolina. Please submit abstracts for presentations, workshops, posters and demos. Our theme this year is “The value of making scholarly data open, found,… Read more »

VIVO Updates for Jan 28 — We Need Your Feedback


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director We want to hear from you  We will be talking a bit about the future of VIVO over the coming months.  How should the software progress?  How can the community grow?  How can people participate?  What challenges exist and how can we address them? We are very, very interested… Read more »

VIVO Updates, Jan 22 — Slack, Zoom, New Meeting Times, Webinars


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Slack and Zoom.  With the new year come new technologies for use by the VIVO project. Slack is a popular team collaboration tool.  You can join VIVO Slack here: https://goo.gl/forms/JxQFkut4TYj4Ehww1  We have channels for development, ontology, camp, and more.  Join the collaboration! Zoom is a popular web-based video conferencing tool.  VIVO… Read more »

DuraSpace Board of Directors Changes Leadership


As we begin a new year, DuraSpace welcomes new leadership to our Board of Directors. The Board helps set DuraSpace’s priorities to ensure that our digital heritage is widely discoverable and accessible over the long term with a community-based open source technology portfolio. After serving for several years on the Board, and for three years… Read more »

Telling VIVO Stories at The Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MBLWHOI) with John Furfey


VIVO is member-supported, open source software and ontology for representing scholarship. “Telling VIVO Stories” is a community-led initiative aimed at introducing project leaders and their ideas to one another while providing VIVO implementation details for the VIVO community and beyond. The following interview includes personal observations that may not represent the opinions and views of… Read more »

Webinars: VIVO and the Role of Librarians


From Violeta Ilik, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Stony Brook University Libraries Happy New Year to all with best wishes for an outstanding year for our open source community – VIVO! I want to share two upcoming webinars that are scheduled to happen in February and March related to VIVO and the role of librarians. I am… Read more »

Call for Papers extension—Open Repositories 2018: Sustaining Open


The 13th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2018, will be held on June 4th-7th, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana, USA. The call for papers and scholarships have been extended until the 15th January 2018. The theme for Open Repositories 2018 is Sustaining Open. http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/ Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software,… Read more »

CfP: 14th International Conference on Research Information Systems, CRIS2018


From Ed Simons, euroCRIS President From June 13-16th 2018 euroCRIS will hold its 14th International Conference on Research Information Systems, called CRIS2018. The conference will take place in Umea Sweden, and will be organised in co-operation with Umea University.  The theme of the conference is ‘FAIRness of Research Information“. Here is the link to the Call for Papers (http://www.cris2018.se/cfp/) and guidelines for… Read more »

VIVO Updates for December 17


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Congratulations Cambridge and Cornell!  The University of Cambridge launched its long awaited VIVO this week.  Congratulations to the team at Cambridge, and to Symplectic, who assisted with the implementation.  Congratulations to the team at Cornell who launched an upgrade to Scholars at Cornell this week. Do you have a site… Read more »

DuraSpace welcomes Evviva Weinraub to the Board of Directors

The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Evviva Weinraub has been elected to the DuraSpace Board of Directors as the Board-Member-at-Large representative. Evviva is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at Northwestern University. She provides leadership and advocacy for Information Technology, Digital Initiatives, Repository and Digitization Services, Metadata, Resource Discovery, User Experience, and… Read more »