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Baylor: Home of Texas Digital Library Training Sessions

by Amelia Hudson

Members of the Texas Digital Library consortium were invited to the Baylor campus on July 23 and 24 for two full day training sessions focusing on DSpace and other open-source software.

The first day session was led by Scott Phillips of the Texas Digital Library and Jay Koenig of Texas A&M University. The session provided training and an overview of how to use and manage DSpace. DSpace is an open-source software that provides a way to manage research materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository.

The second day of the training session was led by Adam Mikeal of Texas A&M University and provided an overview of the Vireo system, a program designed to make theses and dissertations available online.

Over 30 people attended the training sessions from the following universities and consortiums: the Abilene Library Consortium, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, Texas A&M at Galveston, the University of North Texas, UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT San Antonio and Texas State University.

Baylor was selected as the training site due to its central location, and more training sessions are in the works for this school year.

For more information about DSpace, visit www.dspace.org. To learn more about the Texas Digital Library consortium, visit www.tdl.org.