On June 12th, Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar.  In the webinar, “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Christian shared his experiences in making VIVO compliant to the needs of the German VIVO community. He highlighted the motives, goals, tools, and means of communication involved because when VIVO is implemented in a research institution, there is a need to adjust the software to local needs. If a system has its roots in a different country, the adjustments can be more comprehensive. The VIVO ontology and a lot of the underlying assumptions, which are based on the realities of the US scholarly landscape, must be “tailored” to be able to depict the academic culture. The differences concern both the meaning of the translated terms and the usage of the terms in the common language use.  This webinar will be a valuable resource for other regions establishing their own VIVO community.

The presentation slides and webinar recording are available at https://duraspace.org/webinar/.