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Calls are held every Thursday at 1 pm eastern time – convert to your time at




  • Ontology Working Group: next call is Thursday, June 12 at noon EDT

    • Today’s call included a demo from LASP, and hope to be involved in a subgroup for data sets

    • Agenda to be determined -- look for an announcement or review the last call notes at

  • Apps & Tools Working Group: next call is Tuesday, June 10 at 1pm EDT

    • Agenda to be determined

  • VIVO Conference: August 6-8 Austin, TX

    • Registration is open – early bird rate through June 20 and lodging discount at venue (Hyatt Regency) through July 3 is based on availability

    • Submission responses went out today, and organizers hope to have the full schedule available by the end of next week

Working Group Activities 

Theme: VIVO Wiki and General Documentation

  • Suggested topics and questions:

    – Topic: what are the characteristics of strong documentation for a software project? Give us a tour of the some projects you admire.
     - Question for the group: What should and shouldn’t be on the home page?
     - Question for the group: Let’s think about information architecture. What are the top-level categories that VIVO documentation most naturally falls into?
    – Topic: what practices can we put in place to improve VIVO's documentation?

     - Question for the group: How do we track future or ongoing needs for the wiki?

     - Question for the group: who will do the work of improving the documentation?
    – Topic: what ought to be our documentation priorities?
     - Question for the group: What are the most pressing needs?
     - Question for the group: How does the VIVO project, or individual contributors, prioritize documentation versus other activities?


Call-in Information

  • Date: Every Thursday, no end date
  • Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Meeting Number: 641 825 891

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