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  • Colorado
  • Cornell
  • Duke
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Johns Hopkins
  • North Texas
  • Stony Brook
  • Weill Cornell – Ready to commit Scopus Harvester to Github. See (incomplete) documentation: here

VIVO Conference workshop ideas

The announcement below has been issued and proposals are due Friday – what ideas do you have, either to participate in or to attend?

We invite all interested parties to submit workshop proposals for the Third Annual VIVO Conference in August. Workshops will be taught on Wednesday, August 22 and each will be 3.5 hours long.

We strongly encourage proposals which incorporate a lively presentation style and which use a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, brainstorming, hands-on exercises, case studies) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, code snippets and sample data on the VIVO wiki) throughout the session.
_:::_To apply, please submit a one-page document describing the following:
# What content will be covered?
::: # Who will likely attend (what is the target audience)?
# What is the expected outcome? Objectives?
::: # Your instructional approach and proposed materials for the workshop.

Potential workshop topics:

* Introduction to VIVO, research discovery, and the semantic web
:::* Implementation and adoption of VIVO
* Theory and practice of working with the VIVO Ontology
:::* Building applications that use VIVO-compliant data
* Visualization
:::* Harvester and Data Ingest
* Researcher collaboration and networking
:::* Managing and discovering knowledge about researchers across institutional boundaries
* The intersection of VIVO and international research standards
:::* Researcher workflows and open research representations
* Institutional Perspectives on Policy and Research Representation
:::* Development and extensions of the VIVO platform

The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is March 23, at 5:00pm ET. Decisions will be announced via email by Friday, March 30. Accepted workshops may be recorded and all workshops will need to place instructional materials on SourceForge for use by workshop participants. All chosen workshops will receive a portion of the workshop registration fees from their session to compensate them for the time it takes to prepare a high-quality workshop.
_:::_We'll select our conference workshops from the pool of submitted proposals. For further details or inquiries, please contact the Program Chair, Simon Porter at
Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

Current development issue discussion

  • generating a unique resource URI (Stony Brook)
  • recomputing inferences after loading data with the Harvester (N. Texas)
  • VIVO and OSGi (Duke)
  • Problems searching for names (Penn)
  • getting the image location in an RDF response (Eindhoven)
  • any update on trial transition of Harvester source code version control to Github (UF)

Notable Development List Traffic

  • Alex – updating the VIVO Virtual Appliance and its documentation
  • update on CSV file (csvPerson) ingest at Scripps (apparently getting into an infinite loop)
  • Tammy – avoiding display of article types

Implementation Fest planning

The 2012 VIVO Implementation Fest will be held May 14-16 in Boulder, CO on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The Implementation Fest is an opportunity for VIVO implementation teams from around the country to gather, share, learn and exchange information related to technical and policy/adoption aspects of VIVO. The goal of the Implementation Fest is to assist, support and help facilitate ongoing VIVO implementations.

We’ll be contacting representatives from a number of known VIVO implementations about the event. Because VIVO is an open source! community, we might miss your institution or you know of someone implementing VIVO off the radar please don't hesitate to contact us. Stay tuned for an online survey requesting additional feedback.

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