2008 Training Opportunities: Hosted by Baylor University

SUBJECT:  Training Opportunities:  Hosted by Baylor University
DATE:  July 23-24, 2008
WHERE:  Baylor University Campus
COST:  $50 per person per day
HOW:  Register by following the link at the end of this message

Baylor University, a member University of the Texas Digital Library consortium, will be hosting  two full-day training sessions on its campus in Waco, Texas.  The first session will take place on July 23 and will focus on DSpace.  This session is for those charged with the responsibility of managing a repository.  The DSpace course will cover the following:

Registration is closed.

SESSION 1 – July 23

DSpace Administration and Use

Instructors:  Scott Phillips, Texas Digital Library, Jay Koenig, Texas A&M University

This course will provide the student an overview of how to use and manage DSpace, and hand-on practice using the system administrative interface. During this session students will create communities and collections, and submit and process items through the workflow system. Finally we will cover some advanced topics such as batch importing of collections

Introduction to Repositories and DSpace
Organizing communities and collections

Users and groups

10:00-10:30 (Hands on practical)
Login to your dspace instance at TDL Labs.
Create a community and collection

DSpace items, bitstreams and bundles.
Submission + approval

11:00 – 11:30 (Hands on practical)
Submit an item to DSpace
Walkthrough and questions

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:30
Item templates
Mapping item

1:30 – 2:00
Withdrawn Items
External linking
System wide alerts

2:00 – 2:30
Search configuration options
Browsing indexes
General configuration options with Manakin and DSpace.

2:30 – 3:00
Batch imports

SESSION 2 – July 24

The ETD Submittal and Management System

Instructor:  Adam Mikeal, Texas A&M University

This course will provide an overview of the Vireo system, and hands-on practice using the system to shepherd a thesis or dissertation through the entire workflow of the ETD process. A participant will submit a thesis using the student submittal interface, then process and approve the document using the staff administrative interface. Finally, they will see the finalized document “published” in the testbed repository set up for the class.

9:00 – 9:30
Introduction and discussion of ETDs in TDL

9:30 – 10:30
Overview and walkthrough of the student submittal interface


10:45 – 12:00
Overview and walkthrough of the staff administration interface

12:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30
In-depth usage and customization for the user


2:30 – 3:00
Vireo customization for the school (both interfaces)

Registrants will receive a confirmation page once their registration is completed and then will also receive a follow-up email from Amy  Alexander, our conference coordinator, that will officially confirm
the participant’s registration and provide them with some resources to help them prepare for their time in Waco.

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