VIVO Updates September 16, 2018 — updated web site, Ontocale is a VIVO service provider, new site registry, camp is coming up, and see you in Germany!

Web site  The VIVO web site has been updated.  See http://vivoweb.org.  Everything looks a bit better, the membership page and the site registry (see below) are much better.  Some things moved around, to improve navigation and simplify the site.  A “Features” page describing VIVO’s features has been added, along with “Join the Community” and “Governance”.  All the pages on the site have been updated.  We hope you like this update to the VIVO web site.

New service provider  Ontocale, headquartered in Bucharest Romania, and led by Brian Lowe, has become a service provider for VIVO.  Brian was one of the originators of VIVO and has deep knowledge of the software and the ontology.  He has helped many sites with the implementations and customizations.  Ontocale joins Clarivate and Symplectic as service providers for VIVO.

Sites  VIVO has a new registry of its sites.  The new registry is much easier to use, more attractive, and easier to update than the old registry.  Do you have a VIVO site?  Not sure if your site is in the registry?  You can visit the new registry here:  https://duraspace.org/registry/?filter_10=VIVO Click on your site and check the information. You can submit changes to update the information.  Do you have a site that’s not in the registry?  You can add easily your site.  We regularly learn of new sites.  Please add your site to the site registry!

VIVO Camp  VIVO Camp is coming up, October 18-20 at the Butler Library at Columbia University.  Camp is a great opportunity to learn more about VIVO, the VIVO ontology, and what it takes to do a VIVO project.  You can learn more and register here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

German VIVO workshop  I’m writing from Hannover, Germany where I will taking part in the third annual German VIVO workshop, organized by TIB.  I look forward to meeting everyone and learning more about VIVO in Germany!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director