In Spring 2011, five members of the TDL consortium used the Vireo electronic thesis and dissertation management system to receive and process approximately 1,700 graduate and undergraduate theses and dissertations, while hundreds more ETDs were submitted through Vireo at schools outside of the TDL.
Vireo is a software system developed at the Texas Digital Library that allows graduate schools and libraries to manage the submission, approval, and publication of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). With Vireo, a student can submit his or her thesis through a simple online interface, and graduate schools and libraries use an expert management interface to shepherd the document through the approval process and publish it to an open access institutional repository.
Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin accounted for the majority of the ETD submissions for spring 2011, with UT Austin receiving more than 800 ETDs and Texas A&M receiving approximately 500 (including undergraduate theses). Texas Tech University received nearly 200 ETDs.
Several institutions outside of the TDL consortium, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have also deployed Vireo to manage submission, approval, and publication of electronic theses and dissertations. Illinois received more than 500 ETDS through Vireo this spring.
Other member schools using Vireo to process ETDs this spring were Texas State University and the University of Houston.
For more information about Vireo, please visit the TDL website at http://www.tdl.org/etds/.