Extending VIVO Chapter uri icon


  • Since 2003, VIVO has evolved from a platform emulating Semantic Web concepts to become a set of tools built on Semantic Web standards and capable of leveraging ongoing advances in semantic technologies. In previous chapters, we have learned the motivations and context for VIVO, understood more about the principles underlying it, and observed how VIVO has been implemented at a range of institutions. This chapter will address the VIVO application with a special emphasis on how it can be modified and extended with the participation of an open community of developers. We will attempt to place our discussions in a larger context than VIVO itself, addressing challenges not limited to Semantic Web applications but extending to any project seeking to create networked production services in a time of rapid technology change.

publication date

  • 2012