Vireo 4 Public Demo #5

The next public demonstration on the development of Vireo 4 will be held Wednesday, May 11th at 2pm. As usual, the demo will be about the work that has been done in the preceding weeks but this one will include the first partial views of the workflows.

At the last demo all the work was done behind the scenes so there was nothing new to show in the interface. Instead we looked at the various tasks in JIRA (project tracking software) that were completed, in process, and upcoming. Many people found this very informative, so a review of the completed JIRA tasks will be included in the remaining public demos.

I am not able to attend the May 11th meeting, so Ryan Steans will act as the Product Owner with support from Joy Perrin, a member of the VUG Steering Committee. You are welcome to ask questions via the chat window in the Adobe Connect session, but we ask that the questions are limited to the story and functionality demonstrated.

Participation Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 PM (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.

Thank you Texas A&M and Texas Digital Library for your diligent work.

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

Vireo 4 Public Demo #3

Greetings VUG members,

The next public demonstration on the development of Vireo 4 will be held next Wednesday, April 13th at 2pm.  The demo will be about the work that has been done in the preceding two weeks.

During this meeting, I, acting in the role of the Product Owner, will be the only person speaking to the developers, asking questions, and approving the completed work.  You are welcome to ask questions via the chat window in the Adobe Connect session, but we ask that the questions are limited to the story and functionality demonstrated.

Participation details
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 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.

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

Vireo 4 Public Demo #2

ATTENTION: If you are at an institution that wants Vireo to handle customized workflows, it is crucial that you attend the demo on Wednesday, March 30, 2016!

Next week, we will have the second public demonstration of the development in progress on Vireo 4. This demonstration will be of the work that has been completed thus far on the enhancement to create customized student submission forms and workflows based upon degree level/college or other institution defined organizations.

During this meeting, I, acting in the role of the Product Owner, will be the only person speaking to the developers, asking questions, and approving the completed work. You are welcome to ask questions via the chat window in the Adobe Connect session, but we ask that the questions are limited to the story and functionality demonstrated.

Participation details

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 (CST)

You may join us for the demonstration by calling:

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

Vireo 4 Public Demo #1

ATTENTION: If you are at an institution that wants Vireo to handle customized workflows, it is crucial that you attend the demo on Wednesday, March 2, 2016!

The developers are hard at work again on Vireo 4 and will hold the first public demo of 2016 on Wednesday, March 2 (details below). We are now addressing one of the most challenging and requested features: creating customized student submission forms and workflows based upon degree level, college, and other possible elements.

I would like to strongly encourage you to attend this demo because as the Product Owner I need your feedback to be completely sure that we have correctly interpreted your expectations in relation to creating customized workflows in Vireo. If we need to make changes, now is the time to do it.

During this meeting you will learn and observe how the new design can handle multiple customized workflows based upon a number of factors. We will ask that, during the session, questions are limited to the functionality demonstrated. Questions will be moderated via the chat window in the Adobe Connect session.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Time: 2:00pm (CST)

And you may view the screen share presentation at:

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

Vireo 4.0 development update

The developers at Texas A&M University and Texas Digital Library are making great progress.  Most of the work in the Fall 2015 semester was rewriting Vireo on a new framework, creating a new database design that will accommodate flexible workflows, writing lots and lots of code, and running scripts to check for errors.  Work even started on the new user interface but up to this point there has been nothing ‘new’ to show in a public demonstration.  However, because Texas A&M University has graciously offered additional development time, there will be public demos in the Spring 2016 so please watch for announcements.

Vireo 4.0 will be incredibly customizable while keeping the original defaults for those who like things just the way they are.  We anticipate that several of the new features will require some training for those who would like to create separate submission workflows for different organizational constituencies.  Remember, Vireo will still operate as before and you will not have to make changes unless you want.  The only exception to this are some metadata updates based upon the TDL Metadata Working Group’s report and updated guidelines for ETDs.  This should not affect the general workflow or be noticeable to students, faculty, or graduate college staff.  Cataloging and institutional repositories will mostly be affected, but  as the development continues we will have an opportunity to test how it works and, if necessary, begin to formulate recommendations for implementing the new guidelines.

We thank the developers and directors James Creel, Jeremy Huff, William Welling, Rincy Matthew, Micah Cooper, Jason Savell, and Douglas Hahn from Texas A&M University, and Gad Krumholz and Ryan Steans from the Texas Digital Library for their diligent work, talent, and creativity.  You are an amazing team!