The TDL Training Program is pleased to announce its training schedule for the spring 2011 semester. 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. 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 the Spring 2011 semester:
Tuesday, January 25, 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.
Introduction to DSpace (DSpace Basics)
Wednesday, January 26, 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.
Tuesday, February 22, 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.
Wednesday, February 23, 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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 9 AM – 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 course is intended for university staff and librarians wishing to support the service for their faculty and staff, as well as for individual faculty and members interested interested in creating a blog or website.
Monday, April 18, 2011| 9 AM – 4 PM
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.
Creating and Editing a TDL Research Wiki
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | 9 AM – 12 PM
In this course, learners receive instruction on the use, support, and promotion of wikis for scholarly and instructional purposes. Students gain hands-on experience using MediaWiki, the open-source software employed by the TDL Research Wiki service.
This course is intended for university staff, librarians, and TDL members wishing to provide support for wikis to institutions’ faculty and staff. Individual faculty and staff members interested in setting up a wiki are also encouraged to attend.
NEW! Vireo for Advanced Users
May 24, 2011 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Course description to come.