Implementation of VIVO at the University of Florida

Implementation of VIVO at the University of Florida
Grants. All
Implementation Principles
UF VIVO is intended to be a comprehensive resource for
scholarship, scholarly networking, and information about
scholarship at the university.
Automation collects authoritative data from existing sources,
continuously updated for timeliness, reproducibility and
efficiency. Manual editing is kept to a minimum. Faculty
effort is kept to a minimum.
All information in UF VIVO is public and can reused and
repurposed within and beyond UF.
UF VIVO uses existing usernames and
passwords and supports self-edit of most
Collaboration with data stewards, stakeholders
and faculty is key to building understanding ,
use and support
UF VIVO is extended as necessary to represent
the University and it scholarship.
Manual Edits.
All users may sign on
using their University
credentials via
Shibboleth. All edits
are logged and
available online at
UF VIVO is maintained by 1 staff FTE and 1 student FTE.
Using VIVO Data
All UF orgs, funding
agencies, and orgs of
former employment.
Linked to people, and
other orgs. Updated
manually and by
Getting Data Into VIVO
Six locally developed, automated processes collect data
from authoritative sources for representation in VIVO: 1)
Grant data from the UF Division of Sponsored Research, 2)
People, identity management and contact information from
the UF Directory, 3) Publications from bibtex via Thomson
Reuters Web of Knowledge, 4) Gator1 ID card photos from
UF Business Services Division, 5) Courses from the UF
Enterprise Data Warehouse, 6) Positions held from the UF
Enterprise Data Warehouse. University structure is hand
curated. Manual editing provides information on research
interests, non-university positions, awards, service to the
profession, presentations, and other activities.
awards made to
and from UF since
2008. Linked to
funding agency
and department.
Updated weekly
positions held
since 2004.
Linked to person,
Updated weekly
addition to the VIVO built-in
features – search,
visualizations, cross-linking –
UF VIVO produces
biosketches, CVs, QR codes,
reusable web pages, and online business cards. UF VIVO
feeds business intelligence
tools for reporting,,, and
Positions. All
Courses. All
courses and course
sections taught
since 2008. Linked
to instructor,
course, term.
Updated each
VIVO data can be used in a variety of ways: 1) Webmasters can
use VIVO WordPress plug-ins to add VIVO business cards to
People. All faculty,
their sites, 2) Open Social gadgets can consume and display
full-time staff,
VIVO data, 3) Data can be extracted using the UF VIVO SPARQL
postdocs. Linked to
endpoint – extracted data can be used in business intelligence
home department.
tools, statistical software and spreadsheets, 4) Developers can
Contact and
access VIVO data directly using URIs and RDF, 5) VIVO built-in
affiliation infortools can be used to summarize and visualize data. 6) When
mation updated
viewing a profile, a CV or NIH biosketch in Rich Text Format can
every 2 hours
be produced with a single click, 7) QR codes on each profile
page can be used with smart
phones to transfer contact information to
phones. Unlike other university systems,
VIVO data is fully accessible as linked open
data using semantic web technologies.
Publications. All
UF publications
back to 2008.
Linked to authors,
Updated weekly
For Additional Information
Photos. Gator1
ID Card photos
or manually
uploaded photo.
Updated daily
Mike Conlon1, Chris Barnes2, Vincent Sposato3, Nicholas Rejack1, Erik Schmidt1, Will Collante1, Laura
Guazzelli1, Stephen Williams3 and Narayan Raum2
VIVO data can be used to find scholarly
works, follow linkages of people to works,
linkages of people to people they work with, works of
those people and the organizations and grants that have
supported the people in the production of the works.
Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Florida, 2Clinical and Translational Science IT, Clinical and Translational Science Institute,
University of Florida, 3Enterprise Software Engineering, UF Academic Health Center IT, University of Florida
Visit for additional information regarding VIVO at
UF. Visit for information on the VIVO system, VIVO
information representation and VIVO activities. Visit for developer information and code
The VIVO Book, VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Scholarly
Networking and Discovery is available from Morgan & Claypool,
provides an overview of VIVO and includes case studies of
additional implementations.
Please contact any of the authors of this poster regarding this
work. All authors can be found in UF VIVO.

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