Published on July 12, 2012, VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Scholarly Networking and Discovery provides an introduction to VIVO, a tool for representing information about research and researchers - their scholarly works, research interests, and organizational relationships. (PDF of the announcement available online)
By the end of 2012, over twenty countries and fifty organizations will provide information in VIVO format on more than one million researchers and research staff, including publications, research resources, events, funding, courses taught, and other scholarly activity. The rapid growth of VIVO and of VIVO-compatible data sources speaks to the fundamental need to transform scholarship for the twenty-first century. A ubiquitious, open information infrastructure for scholarship, consisting of linked open data, open-source software tools, and a community committed to sustainability are emerging to meet the needs of scholars today.
The book provides an introduction to the VIVO software and ontology! and provides guidance on a variety of topics related to implementation and adoption of the platform within your organization or institution.
Copies of the book will be available during the 3rd Annual VIVO Conference and authors will be available to discuss content, as well.