On Thursday, March 25, the Texas Digital Library will offer two full-day training courses: ETD Management with Vireo and Online Conference Management with OCS. Be sure to register early to reserve your space.
Both classes will be held at Baylor University, in the Dutton Avenue Office and Parking Facility. The registration fee for each class is $50.
Please visit the TDL training page for more information about the courses.
In this course, students receive an overview of Vireo, the system created by the Texas Digital Library for handling the online submission and management of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Students will gain hands-on experience using Vireo to shepherd a thesis or dissertation through the entire ETD workflow.
Among the topics covered in the course are the following:
- Thesis submission using the student submittal interface
- Processing and approval of the document using the staff administrative interface
- Configuring the staff administrative interface
Recommended audiences for this course include support staff for Thesis Offices and Offices of Graduate Studies, as well as DSpace management staff.
In this course, participants will learn how to manage an academic conference online using open-source Open Conference Systems software. Students will learn via instruction from an expert user and hands-on activities.
The Texas Digital Library hosts OCS for its members, so no installation or software maintenance is required for those wishing to use OCS. Go here for more about the TDL’s Online Conference Management offering.
Among the topics covered in the course will be:
- setting up a conference Web site
- determining a conference timeline
- managing registrations
- handling conference submissions and the peer review process
- publishing conference proceedings