DuraSpace partner with Symplectic as first official RSP of VIVO

We are happy to announce that Symplectic have become the first DuraSpaceRegistered Service Provider for the VIVO project. DuraSpace is a not-for-profit organization providing open technologies and services that promote durable access to digital data.  We have been long-time supporters of the VIVO project, both as a founding sponsor and through continued support of the VIVO Conference since it first began in 2010. Having recently become corporate sponsors of DuraSpace, we are pleased to provide VIVO services that cover installation, support, hosting and integration for institutions looking to join the VIVO network.

“As our first official Registered Service Provider for VIVO, Symplectic will help ensure that any institution, large or small, can fully participate in making research and institutional resources available for search, discovery, and analysis,” explained Jonathan Markow, CSO of DuraSpace. “We heartily welcome them to the RSP program!”

VIVO, an open source, semantic web application and growing global community, is aimed at integrating and sharing information about researchers and institutions to support collaboration and discovery. As an incubated DuraSpace project, VIVO institutions and DuraSpace members now have a greater opportunity to develop related technologies and services across broad academic and scientific communities.

“We are especially pleased to have been chosen as the first official Registered Service Providers for VIVO”, says Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Symplectic. “Working closer with the DuraSpace and VIVO communities will help us better serve institutions that wish to join the VIVO network but do not necessarily have the capacity to do so themselves.”

Meet us at the Upcoming 2014 VIVO Conference, Aug. 4-8

Join us at the 2014 VIVO Conference! The team will be on hand to catch up with the VIVO community, learn about exciting discovery network developments, and discuss the ways in which they can help institutions wanting to join the VIVO network.

About VIVO

VIVO (http://vivoweb.org) is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars. VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web! technologies. VIVO was originally funded by Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health (U24 RR029822) and is currently a community-supported incubator project under the DuraSpace umbrella.

How Does DuraSpace Help?

The DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) organization is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access and discovery of digital data. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, “Committed to our digital future.”

DuraSpace works collaboratively with organizations that use VIVO to advance the design, development and sustainability of the project. As a non-profit, DuraSpace provides technical leadership, sustainability planning, fundraising, community development, marketing and communications, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and administration.

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool