Does your thesis office use Vireo to manage the submission, approval, and publication of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)? Are you a librarian responsible for managing ETDs in your institutional repository? Or is your institution considering the implementation of an ETD policy and process for the first time?
The Texas Digital Library is offering an opportunity for existing and potential users of its Vireo ETD management system to gather and discuss the software, as well as other issues surrounding ETD management, at a Vireo Users Group Meeting to be held on the UT Austin campus on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (the day following the TCDL 2010 conference). The meeting will be led by Laura Hammons (Thesis Office Director at Texas A&M University) and Jason Thomale (Metadata Librarian at Texas Tech University). There will be no cost for attending.
Registration information, as well as more detailed information on the meeting location and agenda, are forthcoming. Any questions about the meeting can be directed to the TDL program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the TDL Vireo Users Group and the Vireo ETD system:
The Vireo Users Group exists to engage the TDL’s growing Vireo user base by sharing development and production updates regarding Vireo ETD software and to provide opportunities for Vireo users to work together to improve user experience. The group works in close cooperation with other organizations, including the Texas ETD Association, to accomplish these goals.
Vireo is a software application, developed by the Texas Digital Library, that manages all the processes involved in managing electronic versions of theses and dissertations (ETDs). Vireo provides a simple and intuitive interface through which students submit their theses and dissertations online, as well as an expert interface that lets graduate school staff and librarians shepherd them through the entire ETD workflow, from submission to approval to publication in an institutional repository. Vireo was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more about Vireo, please visit the TDL website.