TDL offers fall training courses on DSpace, Vireo, and more

Sign up now for fall training sessions with the Texas Digital Library! The TDL will hold training sessions on October 22 and November 12. Courses include DSpace Systems, ETD management with Vireo, and using blogs and wikis for scholarly communication.

All sessions will take place at Baylor University in Waco. For more information about location and cost, and to register for the courses, see the TDL training page on our Web site.
Training

COURSES OFFERED OCTOBER 22:

ETD Management with Vireo

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $50

This course will provide an overview of Vireo , as well as 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.

Development, Maintenance, and Use of Wikis in a Scholarly Environment

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $25

This course will get learners up to speed on how they can use, support, and promote use of wikis for scholarly and instructional purposes. Learners will develop and test Wikis and become familiar with the MediaWiki environment.

Creating and Managing Blogs with TDL

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $25

Learners will become familiar with the use, support, and promotion of blogs for scholarly and instructional purposes in academic institutions. Learners will explore how to manage a blog site, moderate comments, manage discussion and utilize blogs in their environment.

COURSES OFFERED NOVEMBER 12:

ETD Management with Vireo

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $50

This course will provide an overview of Vireo , as well as 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.

DSpace Systems

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $50

Learners will become familiar with the inner workings of how to install DSpace and get an overview of the best practices for development, scaling, and storage systems of DSpace. Course will include discussion of back-up and restoration, data protection, user authentication, batch import procedures and much, much more. Intended audience is system administrators responsible for maintaining DSpace installations.

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