Sustaining our Future through Innovation – VIVO: Library-Based Support for Researcher Networking
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Title: Sustaining our Future through Innovation – VIVO: Library-Based Support for Researcher Networking
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Creator: Auten, Beth ( Author, Primary )
King, Paula ( Author, Secondary )
Butson, Linda ( Author, Secondary )
Norton, Hannah ( Author, Secondary )
Tennant, Michele ( Author, Secondary )
Blackburn, Kaitlin ( Author, Secondary )
VIVO Collaboration ( Author, Secondary )
Publisher: Presented at the NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting, San Francisco, February 24, 2011
Copyright Date: 2011
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enabling national
Beth Auten,Paula King,Linda Butson,Hannah Norton,Michele R.Tennant,Kaitlin Blackburn,
Reference and Liaison Librarian,Director, Kresge Library,Consumer Health and Reference and Liaison Librarian,Assistant Director, Biomedical Marketing and Communications VIVO Collaboration*

networking of scientists
Health Science Center Libraries,The Scripps Research Institute Community Outreach Librarian,Health Science Center Libraries,and Health Information Services,Coordinator,VIVO Project,
University of Florida�Gainesville Health Science Center Libraries,University of Florida�Gainesville Health Science Center Libraries University of Florida�Gainesville
University of Florida�Gainesville and Bioinformatics Librarian,

UF Genetics Institute,
University of Florida�Gainesville
Sustaining our Future through Innovation�VIVO: Library-Based Support for Researcher Networking

Library Based

Neutral, trusted institutional entities

Expertise in information technology, management, and dissemination

Subject experts with experience in outreach roles

Knowledge of institutional, research, and instruction landscapes

Service ethic with a tradition of academic support

Recognition of challenges faced by various user communities

Experienced in resolving data integration problems endemic to legacy systems

Librarians as Facilitators

� Provide oversight of initial content development, including identification of content
types, ontology development, and interface refinement

Negotiate with campus data stewards for publicly visible data

Offer support and training at the local and national level, including documentation and

help-desk support

Engage with potential collaborators and participants

Create community of support via user forums

VIVO is an open source Semantic Web application that enables the

discovery of research & scholarship

VIVO is populated with detailed profiles of faculty and researchers

VIVO provides a faceted search functionality for easily identifying people,

activities, organizations, and other research-related information

VIVO minimizes the need for manual data entry by pulling data from

existing university and public sources, such as PubMed and NIH Reporter

research interests � publications � grants � educational

background � teaching � outreach activities � professional

a.liations � awards and more

Links local VIVO installations and other profiling applications producing

Semantic Web-compliant data

Enables cross-institutional collaboration

Serves as a central portal for browsing and searching research and

scholarship at multiple institutions

VIVO provides network analysis and visualization tools to maximize the

benefits a.orded by the data available in VIVO

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