Resources specific to the VIVO project are listed first, followed by selected semantic web information sources.
The VIVO project has several core software components and a number of associated tools.
The VIVO software extends and enhances the underlying Vitro ontology editor and semantic web application.
The VIVO code includes the VIVO ontology and additional code specific to researcher networking and discovery.
The VIVO Harvester is a library of tools and example scripts for pulling data from external sources and loading them into VIVO.
Additional tools have been built that use data from VIVO for other applications including an integrated search across multiple institutions.
Additional Project Resources
The VIVO project has most of the standard tools for open source projects. Below is a list of each of the main resources for the VIVO Projects.
- Main VIVO site: The main Web presecence for the VIVO project and the landing page for adopters and interested institutions.
- VIVO Sourceforge Project Site: The main page in sourcforge projects, this has links to all the tools provided by SourceForge. This site is now running on SourceForge 2.0
- Jira: This is the feature and bug tracker for the VIVO Project. It is divided into development, harvester, ontology, and implementation projects, each with its own queue of issues.
- Wiki: Active documentation of the VIVO Project. Static documents like user guides live in the file repository.
- File Repository for releases, documentation, and conference materials
- IRC: Live discussions about VIVO topics such as installation, implementation, and development
The Semantic Web
The semantic web or "web of data" is a relatively young and growing concept in the world of information management focused on moving the web from purely human readable to machine readable form, enabling software to better access all the information available on the web. Below are several resources to help you better understand the semantic web and the role it plays in VIVO.