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An overview including why to use VIVO; who uses VIVO; implementation; and the role of the library in supporting VIVO. Originally delivered at Science, Technology, and Medical Librarians Special ...

An overview including why to use VIVO; who uses VIVO; implementation; and the role of the library in supporting VIVO. Originally delivered at Science, Technology, and Medical Librarians Special Interest Group, Metropolitan New York Library Council.

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  • 1. Linked Open Data → the Semantic Web → “Web 3.0” 2. The Semantic Web: metadata added to Web pages that helps computers read and interpret the Internet (RDF: language designed for the semantic web) 3. VIVO is readable by people or machines
  • View profiles at Cornell Med: http://vivo.med.cornell.edu/index.jsp?primary=983349090 Co-author network
  • Note that the provenance of the data (i.e., HR) in VIVO is better than with self-edited online profiles
  • Public also welcome to view VIVO profiles
  • Most teams fail, but those that succeed do so spectacularly (Contractor) – Who goes on the team casts the die
  • IT team must: find data; get permission; map data into right format; load data to ORACLE to test IT team needs ontology expert, proficient with SPARQL, OWL How good/bad is the data in your institution’s directory ? Must distinguish depts. from divisions from programs, who is staff, who is faculty, etc. * Potential role for a librarian
  • Publications harvesting may involve agreements with vendors Author disambiguation becomes a major issue when dealing with thousands of faculty
  • Cornell has a VIVO “curator” at each of its libraries Outreach can include: agreements with vendors for pub info, etc.; faculty annual reporting Library could do a needs assessment to identify target audiences

VIVO:  Online Networking and Research Management for Scientists VIVO: Online Networking and Research Management for Scientists Presentation Transcript

  • VIVO: ONLINE NETWORKING AND RESEARCH MANAGEMENT FOR SCIENTISTS John Carey Hunter College Health Professions Library October 15, 2010
  • VIVO Enabling collaboration and discovery between scientists and across all disciplines? There’s an app for that. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, U24 RR029822.
  • Inception “The idea of VIVO was to transcend administrative divisions and create a single point of access for scholarly interaction.” Medha Devare, VIVO Outreach Brooks, E., Case, C., Corson-Rikert, J. et al. (2010). National VIVO network implementation plan, p. 3. Retrieved from http://www.vivoweb.org/files/ImplementationPlan_8_6.pdf. View slide
  • Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web A lot of data, a little semantics Linking and aggregatin g to take best advantage of what’s out there Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/ View slide
  • Partner Institutions
  • VIVO Profiles Affiliation Publications Research Teaching Contact info, website
  • Why Use VIVO?  Populated with information from verified sources (not input by users)  Uses controlled vocabulary to standardize and retrieve information  Readable by people or machines / apps  Centralized, searchable
  • Who Uses VIVO?  Researchers, faculty  Administrators  Funding agencies, donors  Students looking for an academic program  The public
  • Benefits for the Scientist  Team Science  More work now done in teams  That work more effective (per impact factor)  Teams with members from varying disciplines more effective  VIVO → “Virtual” team science N. Contractor, Keynote Speech, VIVO National Conference, August 12, 2010.
  • Implementation Team MinimumFTEs:  Programmer/analyst (for data ingest)  Systems administrator (maintains computers and network)  Information Management*  Training and Outreach*
  • Critical Databases Publications , Grants, and HR  Human resources  Personal info, background  Bio sketches from departments  Institutional grants database  Publications  Harvesting  Author disambiguation
  • The Library’s Role  Information Architecture  Maintain metadata standards  Negotiate with data stewards (internal or external)  Outreach  Performed by subject specialists/liaisons  Market and promote VIVO to faculty
  • Support http://www.vivoweb.org/  National VIVO Network Implementation Plan  Subscribe to VIVO newsletter  Request a webinar demo  Media Kit for help with local marketing at your institution Tutorials, etc. to come