VIVO Updates for Sept 3 -- Participation, Membership, Camp, VIVO 1.10

Participation in VIVO.  The Outreach and Engagement Interest Group will have a call this Thursday at 1 PM US Eastern time.  Webex link is here:  https://goo.gl/4rjbzp Please join for a discussion regarding participation in VIVO.  What are the opportunities?  What might the opportunities be?  We look forward to sharing ideas!

Membership in Duraspace.  One way to participate in VIVO is to become a member.  Members participate in the governance of the project – selecting members of the Leadership Group and the Steering Group.  Members financially support the project enabling VIVO to participate in collaborative efforts around the world.  Becoming a member is very simple.  See http://bit.ly/durajoin.  I hope you will consider becoming a member.

VIVO Camp. Registration is open at  https://goo.gl/ocvznb  for VIVO Camp November 9-11, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  Camp is 2 1/2 days of training in all things VIVO.  Unlike a half day workshop, camp provides the opportunity to go into detail on a wide variety of topics critical to the success of a VIVO implementation.  Evaluating VIVO?  Camp provides an opportunity to get all your questions answered, in depth, and personally through interaction with VIVO experts.  Working on a VIVO implementation?  Bring your questions, and experiences to camp for a VIVO refresher. Camp will include hands on exercises in VIVO system administration and VIVO data management.  Questions about camp?  Please contact any of the instructors: Paul AlbertVioleta IlikGraham TriggsMike Conlon, and Julia Trimmer.  We look forward to seeing you in Durham in November!

VIVO 1.10 Please try the beta release and the associated utilities for upgrading.  See VIVO 1.10 Release Testing  You can comment right on the page with questions, findings, comments.

Go VIVO!

Mike