Vireo 1.8 Deployment Update

The Texas Digital Library has concluded deployment and testing of staging instances of Vireo 1.8 for each member institution and will begin the rollout of production instances in February, beginning with UT Austin the week of February 4th.

Vireo 1.8 Deployment Timeline

Vireo 1.8 Deployment Timeline

Following a brief testing period, TDL staff will contact the remaining member institutions to schedule the deployment of Vireo at a convenient time for members. Installing Vireo 1.8 and migrating data from the previous version will require several hours of downtime for each system.

About Vireo 1.8

Development on Vireo 1.8 was a collaborative effort among TDL members (led by staff from Texas A&M University) and TDL staff, with key contributions coming from developers at the University of Illinois and MIT. The source code for Vireo 1.8 is available under an open-source license at github.

What’s New in Vireo 1.8

As promised, Vireo 1.8 is a feature clone of the existing Vireo, meaning that it looks and behaves much like the previous version.  However, the Vireo development group has made a number of improvements to the software that make it more intuitive, flexible, and powerful. The list below is a partial list of these enhancements.

Full documentation about new features in the software is available on the TDL Wiki at https://wikis.tdl.org/tdl/Vireo_1.8.

New publishing, deposit, and export features

  • Batch deposit/publish to one or more repositories
  • Configure one or more repositories from within the SETTINGS tab
  • New export formats and immediate download

More and easier options for customization

  • Customizing LIST view
  • Editing submission license, submission instructions, email templates, etc.

More available information

  • Faculty Review URL
  • System Control Panel
  • Display of institutional ID

General interface/usability improvements

  • “Drag and drop” functionality
  • Visual cues for editable fields
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