DSpace, Vireo, WordPress covered in upcoming TDL courses

Registration is open for the three remaining TDL training courses of the Fall 2010 semester — sign up now to attend! In November, TDL will offer classes on repository software DSpace  and Vireo, the TDL’s electronic thesis and dissertation management system.  A course on the use of WordPress to create blogs and websites will be offered the following month.

All classes are held at member institution Baylor University and cost $50. Registration for the courses is available through the Baylor website.

November 15

Intro to DSpace – 9 AM to 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.

November 16

ETD Management with Vireo – 9 AM To 4 PM

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.

December 15

Using WordPress to Create Blogs and Websites – 9 AM to 4 PM

In this course, learners become familiar with the use of WordPress to create sites and blogs with a scholarly focus. The course provides instruction and best practices for development of a blog or site in WordPress, the software used by the TDL.


The Texas Digital Library provides its members with unique training opportunities designed to address practical use of the services provided with membership in the TDL. Classes are taught by TDL members, and any faculty or staff members from a TDL institution is welcome to attend. To learn more about courses, registration, location, and cost, visit the TDL website at http://www.tdl.org/training.

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