• HIVE R&D, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation grants #OCI-0940841 and #OCI-0830944, targets HIVE integration in the DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC) and the exploration of HIVE applicability for the DataONE datanet.
• HIVE is not only an English-language project; through collaboration with teams at the National Library of Spain and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the HIVE-ES team is working to apply HIVE technologies to Spanish-language vocabularies as well via HIVE-ES (España).
• Selected HIVE users include the Long Term Ecological Network and United States Geological Survey.
• Work on the code underlying HIVE is ongoing, and HIVE is committed to making development an open and transparent process.
HIVE was initially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant no. LG-07-08-0120-08), via a partnership involving the Metadata Research Center and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).