Layne M. Johnson
VIVO Project Director
During 2014, VIVO has adopted a governance structure that is consistent with DuraSpace projects and has begun evolving to a community-supported sustainability model. In this presentation, the technical, community, and sustainability advances will be reviewed and open-source community best practices will be presented. VIVO is an open-source, semantic-web-based tool that enables the discovery of researchers, research data, and scholarly output ranging from space physics, climate change, to the social sciences and the arts and humanities. VIVO uses a standard ontology (VIVO-ISF) that continues to undergo enhancements to meet the needs of a growing user community. VIVO interconnects researchers, communities, and scholars by using Linked Open Data. Its structured data can be navigated, analyzed, visualized and used to measure academic output, collaborations, research engagements, impact, etc. The evolution and enhancement of VIVO is supported by an open community with strong national and international participation. VIVO is hosted by DuraSpace, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and innovation for open technologies including VIVO, Fedora, and DSpace that promote durable, persistent access to digital data.