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

Vireo 4 Public Demo #9

This is a reminder that the next demo will take place on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday this week.

Demo #9 will be at 2pm CST, Thursday July 21 and will show the work completed in the preceding two weeks.

Participation details

Date: Thursday, July 21, 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.

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.

Please also join me in welcoming Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University, as the new Co-Chair of the Vireo Users Group Steering Committee.

Stephanie Larrison
Electronic Resources Librarian
Texas State University
Co-Chair, VUG SC
larrison@txstate.edu