148. 375 Those are the number of wiki pages and the number of PDF pages in the VIVO 1.9.x Documentation and VIVO 1.9 documentation PDF respectively. We have finished moving the documentation to the documentation wiki. The documentation wiki has documentation about the software and ontology – what it does and how it is used. The VIVO wiki continues to be the place for all meetings, interest groups, task forces, planning, and community support. The documentation wiki is organized by topics familiar to those supporting software. The project wiki is organized by the needs of the community.
The documentation wiki has an outline, content in most areas of the outline, a style guide, and a first pass over all pages to move toward the style guide. There is still quite a bit to do. Some pages are missing or incomplete. Other pages need to be updated with current content and screen shots. Other areas need to be improved to address common questions.
In moving and editing content to the documentation wiki, the wiki's indications of "authorship" are often disrupted. The note on the VIVO Technical Documentation page in the project wiki should be emphasized:
These pages contain contributions from many members of the VIVO community. Confluence may state that a certain person has "created" a page, when in fact they have merely split, copied, or merged two existing pages. In this way, the pages may appear to be the work of a single person. Everyone who has worked on VIVO deserves recognition and thanks.
We will continue to improve the documentation. If you would like to help, please contact Graham Triggs
Bootstrap VIVO Symplectic has produced a new interface for VIVO. Based on the popular Twitter Bootstrap (hence "Bootstrap VIVO") look and feel, the new interface is "responsive," meaning that it works well on mobile devices such as phones and tablets, as well as on computer screens of all sizes. The interface provides new features, emphasizing expert finding. The new interface is described in a talk given at the VIVO conference, and in a poster. You can try the new interface here. As you will see, it looks quite a bit like the new CU experts site and the new UOW Scholars site. Both these sites use design principles in common with the Bootstrap VIVO work. We have an opportunity to provide this interface as a selectable option in a future release of VIVO. Let us know what you think. If you are willing to help with providing this interface in a future version of VIVO, please contact Graham Triggs
Help Wanted Speaking of help, VIVO is always looking for additional help. If you would like to help VIVO, we have many opportunities:
Please contact Mike Conlon if you are interested in helping the project in any way.
Apps and Tools The Apps and Tools Interest Group will have its call this Thursday at 1 PM eastern. The group discusses software that uses the VIVO APIs, and Linked Open Data - requests and responses to reuse VIVO data, as well as tools that produce VIVO data. Interested in software development using VIVO data? Please plan on joining the call.
VIVO Project Director