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Using VIVO-ISF Ontology in Open Repositories

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posted on 2015-10-01, 17:10 authored by Violeta IlikVioleta Ilik, Piotr Hebal, Kristi Holmes
The intent of the Galter Health Sciences Library team is to enable the digital repository, built on Fedora/Hydra stack, to work with numerous semantic web data standards to provide for interoperable data. We introduce the VIVO-ISF Ontology and local VIVO ontology extensions to represent National Library of Medicine (NLM) publication types, enabling the users of the repository to represent their scholarly outputs with deep granularity. 
The Galter Health Sciences Library team, as a member of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM), looks to establish a digital repository that will house traditional and non-traditional scholarly outputs. Non-traditional outputs include measurement devices, patient education materials, curriculum materials, conference materials, community engagement materials, etc. 
A strong effort will be made to support a variety of dissemination strategies to optimize visibility of outcomes by NUCATS and NUCATS Members, including an Open Access repository at Galter Library to enhance accessibility of traditional science products (e.g., peer-reviewed literature), as well as more non-traditional outputs which may be created as part of the research process by the many roles that exist in today’s diverse translational workforce (e.g., recruitment protocols, survey instruments, manuals and brochures for research participants, NUCATS reports, and myriad other outputs). Every effort will be made to make the evaluation process and results available to members, NUCATS stakeholders and leadership, and the CTSA consortium to help NUCATS deliver accountability; to advocate for new methods or opportunities, and facilitate future analyses.