Theses and Dissertations

The Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission and Management System addresses all steps of the ETD publishing process, from submission of the defended dissertation to approval by the graduate office to publication in one or more institutional repositories.

With Vireo, students submit their digital theses and dissertations via a simple online interface, while graduate offices can manage the ETD approval process behind the scenes. Institutions can also use Vireo to publish the ETDs in their TDL Institutional Repositories, where they are openly available to other researchers.

The Texas Digital Library, in close collaboration with Texas A&M University, provided initial development of Vireo and released it under an open source license in 2010. The TDL and members of the open source community (via the Vireo Users Group) continue to oversee development  of the application.

Vireo workflow overviewVireo Users Group

The Vireo Users Group (VUG) guides the future development of the Vireo ETD Submission and Management System and provides a forum for mutual support among Vireo users.  For more information about the Vireo Users Group, and to join the VUG email list, email

How do I start using Vireo?

The TDL hosts Vireo for its consortial members and continues active development on the software. To find out more about membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site. If you are a member of the Texas Digital Library and want to deploy Vireo at your institution, please contact the TDL staff to get started.

Vireo is also freely available for download under an open-source license.

Want to know more?

  • Check out Vireo end user documentation.
  • Download Vireo from GitHub.
  • Vireo was developed initially with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Find out more about the grant here.


Vireo Resources

TDL Members Using Vireo

  • Baylor University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Trinity University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Clear Lake
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • UT Medical Branch at Galveston
  • West Texas A&M University

Others Using Vireo

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rice University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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