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TDL Forum . Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Agenda. Forum Focus: Vireo Users Group Meeting recap (David Reynolds) TDL-led Vireo development (Ryan) Operational Updates: DSpace , DuraCloud , and OJS (Ryan) TCDL 2014 recap (Kristi )

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Tdl forum

TDL Forum

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


  • Forum Focus: Vireo Users Group Meeting recap (David Reynolds)

    • TDL-led Vireo development (Ryan)

  • Operational Updates: DSpace, DuraCloud, and OJS (Ryan)

  • TCDL 2014 recap (Kristi)

  • Upcoming Opportunities: DC-2014, OR 2014, TDL Training (Kristi)

    - Q&A

Users group meeting
Users Group Meeting

  • Ratified new Bylaws

  • Discussed

    • Vireo ProQuest Export documentation (posted on VUG website)

    • ETD Metadata Working Group (more on this next month!)

    • Upcoming TDL-coordinated development effort

  • Determined:

    • How customizations outside the “code of record” will be handled by the VUG

    • How the process for prioritizing new feature requests will work

  • Second VUG meeting at USETDA Conference (September 24-26 in Orlando)

More information:

Vug feature enhancements vote
VUG Feature Enhancements vote

  • Each institution can submit up to 6 enhancement requests.

  • Stakeholders on each campus (library, grad school, etc.) must coordinate to submit the requests.

  • Deadline for enhancement requests: JUNE 1

  • VUG Steering committee will release ballot for prioritization vote in mid-July

  • List of prioritized feature enhancements submitted to developers by August 7

Vireo development
Vireo development

  • June 2014: Vireo code review

  • July 2014: Implement infrastructure improvements (i.e. Play Framework) and bug fixes while VUG coordinates prioritization of new features

  • Late August/Early September 2014: Convene developer team to implement new features

  • Spring 2015: Implement new Vireo version for TDL-hosted Vireo installations

Gad Krumholz, TDL software developer

Dspace upgrades
DSpace upgrades

  • Migration of DSpace installations to new architecture completed this week.

  • Preparing for DSpace 4.x upgrades starting in mid-August (earlier for TDL Repository)

    • XMLUI will be default interface (same as before)

  • TDL DSpace 4.x Task Force will:

    • Review new features in DSpace 4.x

    • Prepare materials for training (e.g. webinar)


DuraCloud for preservation

  • Decision to use DuraCloud 3.0

    • Testing with existing pilot data

  • Work with DuraCloud developers (at DuraSpace)

  • Move to wider testing (two phases) beginning in late June 2014

    • Small test group (representatives from 7-8 institutions)

    • Large test group (representatives from all member institutions)

Open journal systems changes
Open Journal Systems changes

  • Project: All OJS instances to be migrated to new architecture and upgraded to latest version.

  • What to know if you manage a TDL journal:

    • You will receive communication from the TDL before the move/upgrade.

    • The newest version does not have new features but will be in the latest architecture.

      Next up: Investigate SWORD publication from OJS to DSpace repository.

Tdl forum

Conference Committee:

Billie Peterson-Lugo (Baylor) – Chair

Elizabeth Gushee(Harry Ransom Center) – Vice Chair

Jim Brewer (Texas Tech)

Cameron Kainerstorfer (UT Southwestern)

Nerissa Lindsay (Texas A&M International)

Rachel Vacek (University of Houston)

Mark Phillips (UNT)

Twitter hashtag: #tcdl2014

What was most valuable to you
What was most valuable to you?

“Networking with colleagues; learning what my colleagues at other institutions are up to.”

“The amount of partnerships and collaborative projects highlighted, not just within Texas, but between different states and different countries. This was quite inspiring. “

“I definitely came back to work inspired with my own list of projects.”

Upcoming opportunities
Upcoming Opportunities

  • DC-2014 (October 8-11, Austin, hosted by TDL)

  • Digital Frontiers 2014 (September 18-20 @ TWU, Denton)

  • TDL Training

  • - Advanced DSpace training (June 3-6)

  • - OJS webinars (June 17, July 8, 2-3:30pm and July 25, 10:30am-Noon)

  • - Intro DSpace training for early fall (TBD)