VIVO Plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity—DuraSpace Webinar Recordings Available

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The recordings and slides are now online from a DuraSpace Hot Topics Community Webinar Series exploring the effort to link SHARE and VIVO together to provide a more complete picture of current scholarship and its impact.

As scholarship continues to become more collaborative and virtual, scholarly impact can no longer be tracked through publications alone. Scholars are participating in conference panels, mentoring future colleagues, publishing data sets, and participating in scholarly forums. In order to gauge true scholarly impact, efforts to capture this scholarly activity have been driven both at the community and institutional level. VIVO captures information only available at the local level, and SHARE harvests activity from more than 100 community sources, not just repository data.

This series consists of three, one-hour webinars curated by Rick Johnson, visiting program officer for SHARE at the Association of Research Libraries and program co-director for the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program and head of Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions at University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries.

VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity

In order to gauge true scholarly impact, efforts to capture scholarly activity have been driven both at the community and institutional level. Presenters provide an introduction to the efforts to link VIVO and SHARE together to capture a wider picture of scholarship. They briefly delve into the histories of each project, explore the complementary goals of VIVO’s information capture at the institutional level and SHARE’s community-level harvesting, and provide an overview of the collaboration to date.

Institutional Perspectives on the Impact of SHARE and VIVO Together

As scholarship continues to become more collaborative and virtual, institutions are seeking new ways to gauge true scholarly impact. They are looking to tools like VIVO to capture information at the local level, and systems like SHARE that harvest scholarly events from community sources. This webinar presents perspectives on how the SHARE and VIVO collaboration impacts and enhances efforts at Virginia Tech to capture and track scholarly activity.

How to Get Started Tracking Scholarly Activity with VIVO and SHARE

As scholarship continues to be more community driven and collaborative, institutions need new ways to capture a wider picture of scholarly activity. A wide variety of technologies have presented themselves both at institution and community levels. Two such technologies are VIVO and SHARE. VIVO is focused on institutional-level information capture, and SHARE harvests scholarly events from 100 data providers. Presenters provide a technical overview of the efforts to date for SHARE to harvest data from VIVO, VIVO to push data to SHARE, and how to get started with these utilities at your own institution.