Theses and Dissertations

The Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission and Management System addresses all steps of the ETD publishing process, from submission of the defended dissertation to approval by the graduate office to publication in an institutional repository.

With Vireo, students submit their digital theses and dissertations via a simple online interface, while graduate offices can manage the ETD approval process behind the scenes. Institutions can also use Vireo to publish the ETDs in their TDL Institutional Repositories, where they are openly available to other researchers.

How do I start using Vireo?

The TDL hosts Vireo as a service for its consortial members and continues active development on the software. To find out more about membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site. If you are a member of the Texas Digital Library and want to deploy Vireo at your institution, please contact the TDL staff to get started.

Vireo is also freely available for download under an open-source license.

Vireo Open Source

The Texas Digital Library, in close collaboration with Texas A&M University, provided initial development of Vireo and released it under an open source license in 2010. The TDL and members of the open source community (via the Vireo Users Group) continue to oversee development  of the application.

The Vireo Users Group (VUG) guides the future development of the Vireo ETD Submission and Management System and provides a forum for mutual support among Vireo users.  For more information about the Vireo Users Group, and to join the VUG email list, email

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