Talis has announced that University of Dundee has chosen Talis Aspire to manage its extensive reading lists for its 17,000 students.
According to Richard Parsons, CIO and Director of the Library and Learning Centre at the University of Dundee, “Academic libraries are tasked with providing a diverse set of resources, including increasingly digital resources, to support student learning. To ensure the timely availability of resources, and the ability to accurately link individual staff recommendations to specialist programmes of study, the University of Dundee has selected Talis Aspire to ensure this process is accurate and efficient. The management of conventional reading lists remains important, in particular ensuring that the correct range of licensed material is available. Also important is the ability to cope with different formats of learning support resources including video, audio, electronic books, online articles and journal material. The Library and Learning Centre at Dundee is responding to student expectations that reading (or resource) lists for modules will be up-to-date, accurate and straightforward to use.
We are confident that Talis will meet these requirements and also continue to develop as virtual textbooks and other flexible digital resources become available to support student learning in the decades ahead.”
More about University of Dundee here – http://www.dundee.ac.uk
More about Talis
Talis is a UK based business whose mission is to apply software and data to help transform education. The Talis Aspire Reading List module enables academics and librarians to find, bookmark, manage, publish and track usage of recommended learning resources for students. The Talis Aspire Digitised Content module enables digitised content referenced on reading lists to be managed and stored, whilst ensuring authenticated access to students and providing regular copyright compliance reporting.
The data in the Talis Platform consists of over 100,000 reading lists containing over 2 million references to learning resources including textbooks, ebooks, journals, documents, videos and web pages. These are teaching resources recommended by academics from over 50 universities, and used by over 1 million students at campuses around the world. The data and the connections between users, subjects, courses, and resources represent an Education Graph. This graph is used to power a series of collective intelligence based features that use the knowledge of the whole system to help improve teaching and learning.