Open source tools to populate VIVO with Web of Science data

2019-09-16T20:18:41Z (GMT) by Benjamin Gross
The Web of Science (WoS) is a trusted source for publication and citation metadata of scholarly works dating back to 1900. The multidisciplinary database covers all areas of science, as well as social sciences, and the arts and humanities. WoS is comprised of works published in over 20,000 journals, as well as books and conferences.

In 2019, the Clarivate Web of Science Group will release a new RESTful API that makes accessing and reusing citation metadata easier than ever. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the new WoS APIs, the metadata available, and the new API registration process. Workshop participants will also gain hands-on experience using two Python script libraries, wos2vivo and incites2vivo. wos2vivo is an open source Python library for easily querying the Web of Science for your institution’s publications in bulk and transforming the data into VIVO-compatible linked data. incites2vivo will add indicator flags from InCites, such as if a publication is a Hot Paper, Industry Collaboration, International Collaboration, or Open Access. Lastly, workshop attendees will learn how to embed dynamically updated citation counts for their publications on their VIVO. This technical workshop is appropriate for both beginning and advanced users. Please bring a laptop with Python installed. While a subscription is required for access to the Web of Science, all participants will be provided with temporary API credentials for the workshop.