TDL announces summer 2010 training courses

The Texas Digital Library is pleased to offer four training courses for TDL members during the summer 2010 semester. TDL training courses provide expert instruction and hands-on experience related to services and technologies hosted by TDL for its member institutions.

All training sessions will take place at Baylor University in Waco. 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:

ETD Submission and Management with Vireo

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time: 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.

Introduction to DSpace (DSpace Basics)

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time: 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.

Online Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time: 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

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time: 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.

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