CANCELLED: Next public demo of Vireo 4 development

Greetings VUG,

Due to some unforeseen events we will not be able to have a public demo scheduled for January 24th. The next public demo is tentatively scheduled for February 14th.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Ryan, or the listserv.

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

512-245-8613
larrison@txstate.edu

Vireo 4 Public Demo #14

Greetings VUG and Happy 2017!

I am very pleased to announce that development for Vireo 4 has commenced and the first public demo for 2017 planned for Tuesday, January 24 at 2pm CST.

Some pieces of Vireo the developers are currently building are the Active Document and Custom Actions sidebars in the item tab view of the Staff side, and the completed submission page for the Student and Advisor views. They are making great progress.

Participation details

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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.

I hope you can join us.

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

512-245-8613
larrison@txstate.edu

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