Last Public Demo of 2016 – November 29

Greetings VUG,

The last demo of Vireo 4 development in 2016 will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 2pm CST. The demo will show the work completed in the preceding two weeks.

Participation details

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 CST

You may join us for the demonstration by calling:
1-877-820-7831
Passcode: 555638#

And you may view the screen share presentation at:
https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/vireo
Please log in as a Guest and supply your name and institution.

Wondering what has been completed so far? The Administrator settings include:

  • Submission availability (degree granting school, current submission semester, and multiple submission toggle)
  • ProQuest Settings/Degree Codes
  • Who has Access (Administrator, Manager, Reviewer, etc.)
  • Look and Feel configuration
  • Embargo Types

Staff view completed work includes:

  • List view of submissions (table of submissions to customize, manage filters, saved filters with and without columns, batch operations)

Student view completed work includes:

  • Start page with New submission buttons and controls to handle multiple submissions
  • Submission history
  • Submission steps: Personal Information, License Agreement, Document Information, Upload your Files

New features nearing completion include Controlled Vocabulary Management and work has begun on the email workflows.

We hope you can make it to the last demo of 2016 to see the very latest work.

Stephanie Larrison
Co-Chair, VUG Steering Committee
Texas State University
512-245-8613
larrison@txstate.edu

Vireo 4 Public Demo #11

We are ready to resume the public demonstrations on the development of Vireo 4, so please hold 30 minutes on your calendar for Tuesday, October 18 at 2pm. The demo will show the work completed in the preceding two weeks.

Participation details

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 2:00pm CST

You may join us or the demonstration by calling:

  • 1-877-820-7831
  • Passcode: 555638#

And you may view the screen share presentation at:

https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/vireo
Please log in as a Guest and supply your name and institution.

Our thanks go out to the development team from Texas A&M and Texas Digital Library for their contributions in the planning, design, and execution of the development of Vireo 4.

Stephanie Larrison
Co-Chair, VUG Steering Committee
Texas State University

512-245-8613
larrison@txstate.edu

Notes from VUG Meeting

A meeting of the Vireo Users Group took place on September 27, 2016 at the USETDA conference in Columbus, OH led by me and Ryan Steans, Assistant Director of Texas Digital Library. We talked about the organization, history and current status of Vireo development, and a super quick tour of Vireo 3 for those who came to learn a little more about Vireo and are considering adoption.

During a Q&A we learned that most of our users are on Version 3, but some are still on a version of Vireo 2. Vireo 3 brought several new features (custom emails triggered by change of status; ORCID integration; customizable columns and filters for use in working with submissions, exporting, and reporting; ability to make custom action checklist items visible to student; and many, many, more improvements and fixes) so we highly recommend that you use the latest version.

There was also a lot of interest in how institutions handle their embargoed submissions. Vireo does not automatically release documents at the expiration of an embargo. So the choice of whether to keep the entire submission in Vireo, or whether to export the submission to your IR but hide everything except the abstract and metadata, is up to the discretion of the institution.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the meeting. If there are any conversations you would like to continue, please feel free to bring them up here.

Stephanie Larrison

Co-Chair, Vireo Users Group
Electronic Resources Librarian
Texas State University

512-245-8613
larrison@txstate.edu

Update: Demos and Users Group Meeting

Demos:  The public demo that was scheduled for 9/14/16 has been cancelled because the work completed during this cycle is more in the back end and relates to complex coding.  Please also note that the Texas A&M team is currently revising their sprint schedules, which will change the Vireo public demos to every 3 weeks instead of 2.  We do not have a set date for the next public demo yet and will send out a notice to the listserv when it has been scheduled.

Users Group Meeting:   Ryan Steans (Texas Digital Library) and I will be attending the USETDA conference in Columbus at the end of this month.  A Vireo Users Group meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, September 27th at 4PM.   We intend to show some screens from Vireo 4 development so please join us if you are attending this conference.

Stephanie Larrison
Co-Chair, VUG Steering Committee
Texas State University
larrison@txstate.edu

Vireo 4 Public Demo #10

The next public demonstration on the development of Vireo 4 will be held Wednesday, August 3 at 2pm CST. The demo will show the work completed in the preceding two weeks.

Participation details

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 2:00pm CST

You may join us for the demonstration by calling:

  • 1-877-820-7831
  • Passcode: 555638#

And you may view the screen share presentation at:

https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/vireo
Please log in as a Guest and supply your name and institution.

Our thanks go out to the development team from Texas A&M and Texas Digital Library for their contributions in the planning, design, and execution of the development of Vireo 4.

Stephanie Larrison
Co-Chair, VUG Steering Committee
Texas State University
larrison@txstate.edu