VIVO and the Role of Librarians, Part 1

Wednesday, 2/28/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on (02/28/18). Access the recording and webinar materials now:

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. View Part 2, VIVO and the Role of Librarians.

VIVO is an open source tool based on linked open data concepts for connecting and publishing all research information within and across institutions. The two-part webinar series will focus on the background of the VIVO project, how are institutions/organizations currently using it, how are the libraries involved, and especially how can Metadata and Technical Services departments contribute to the project implementation and continuous support. Overview of the moving pieces needed for getting a VIVO installation up and running will be discussed through the eye of the recommended VIVO implementation guide that includes four different focus areas: Project Management, Outreach and Community Engagement, Data Management, and Technical Development. The two-part webinar series will provide an overview of real-world examples where VIVO has been implemented, how VIVO fits in and enhances the current activities on campus. As a researcher profiling system VIVO complements the scholarly landscape on campus that in many instances include institutional repositories, data catalogs, publications metadata aggregators, grants databases, campus directory databases and many more. The complex landscape that VIVO is part of showcases the scholarly outputs of all research oriented individuals and libraries as stewards of scholarly records play an important role in building VIVO.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, attendees will: 

  • gain a deeper understanding of the VIVO semantic web platform;
  • learn how to find the right resources for a new VIVO implementation, including data sources, team members, governance models, and support structures; and
  • gain a valuable guide to best practices in modeling RDF data by utilizing data integration tools.

Who Should Attend

Librarians who are interested in or will be responsible for this project, members of a project team responsible for setting up a local VIVO installation with local research information data, as well as metadata/cataloging librarians.


Violeta Ilik is the is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Frank Melville Jr. Library Stony Brook University. Violeta has experience in managing content creation and dissemination of print and digital resources, supporting scholars’ online identity with researcher management systems, and providing support for faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues.



A recording of the webinar will be available at no charge six months from the date of the presentation.

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