Gunter Media Group, Inc., an executive management consulting firm that helps libraries, publishers and companies leverage key operational, technical, business and human assets, has become a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) for the VIVO Project. Gunter Media Group, Inc., will provide VIVO related services such as strategic evaluation, project management, installation, search engine optimization and integration for institutions looking to join the VIVO network.
“As a Registered Service Provider for VIVO, Gunter Media Group, Inc. will help ensure that institutions 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 a 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 very pleased to a be Registered Service Provider to the VIVO community. We are looking forward to bringing forth our expertise in building, launching and enhancing the expert networks within the VIVO community,” says Darrell W. Gunter, President & CEO of Gunter Media Group, Inc.
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 project under the DuraSpace umbrella.
About Gunter Media Group
Gunter Media Group Inc. (GMG, http://www.guntermediagroup.com) is an executive management consulting company with expertise in business, technical and staff development positioning our clients to achieve maximum growth.
GMG specializes in “Big Data” projects utilizing semantic technology, discovery and data visualization. Our methodology focuses on the motto, “The client’s project is delivered on time and on budget!” We have over 30 years experience in working with the top academic, government and corporate intuitions such as California Digital Library, University of Toronto, Pfizer, National Institutes of Health, Los Alamos National Labs and Merrill Lynch. We also have sold and launched many innovative industry leading products; Dow Jones News Retrieval (Factiva), Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and Scopus, the Collexis Expert Profiles, Reviewer Finder and BiomedExperts.com.
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.
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