Dean B. Krafft
Director of Information Technology, Library
Lead Developer, Library
This presentation will include examples of the kinds of applications that can be developed to take advantage of the rich semantic data enabled by VIVO-ISF. It will also include descriptions of how VIVO-ISF reuses elements of popular linked data ontologies while remaining based on a philosophically sound foundational ontology, and how it enables linking to subject terminologies used by particular scientific disciplines. The briefing will provide a report on the community effort to test, develop and extend VIVO-ISF for maximum possible benefit to diverse research communities, and it will include discussion about how the process of extending the initial VIVO ontology to VIVO-ISF can serve as a model for further extensions to assist in the description and discovery of research and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines.