TDL summer training schedule is available

The TDL Training Program is pleased to announce its training schedule for Summer 2011. Training courses offered through the TDL Training Program provide expert instruction and hands-on experience related to services and technologies hosted by Texas Digital Library for its member institutions.

TDL member institution Baylor University hosts all sessions of the TDL Training Program, with the exception of the Descriptive Metadata class on August 22. For more information about location and cost, visit the TDL training page. To register for any course, visit the registration page hosted by Baylor.

The following courses will be offered during Summer 2011:

Online Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems

Monday, July 18, 2011 | 9 AM – 4 PM

In this course, participants gain an overview of the process for creating and configuring an Electronic Journal, as well as the editorial steps for producing an issue of the journal in the open-source software used by the TDL, Open Journal Systems.

Individual faculty and staff members interested in starting an electronic journal are encouraged to attend this course. The course is also available to librarians and others wishing to support the creation of electronic journals by faculty at their institutions.

Online Conference Management with Open Conference Systems

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 9 AM – 4 PM

In this course, participants will learn how to manage an academic conference online using open-source Open Conference Systems software.

Faculty and staff members interested in using OCS to manage a conference are encouraged to attend this course. The course is also available to librarians and others wishing to support the use of OCS by faculty at their institutions.

ETD Submission and Management with Vireo

Monday, August 15, 2011 | 9 AM – 4 PM

In this entry-level 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.

Recommended audiences for this course include support staff for Thesis Offices and Offices of Graduate Studies, as well as DSpace management staff.

Descriptive Metadata for Digital Objects

Monday, August 15, 2011 Monday, August 22 | 9 AM – 4 PM | UT Austin – Perry-Castaneda Library

This new course designed and led by the TDL Metadata Working Group provides students with an understanding of descriptive metadata through hands-on experience in creating descriptive metadata records for digital objects.

Possible audience includes repository managers, catalogers, metadata specialists, students, or anyone who works with digital objects.

Introduction to DSpace (DSpace Basics)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | 9 AM – 4 PM

This course provides beginner-level DSpace users with an overview of the use and management of DSpace repositories. Students will gain hands-on experience with DSpace and the use of the DSpace administrative interface. Possible audiences include library system administrators and repository managers.

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