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Press Release: Northumbria University becomes the latest university to choose Talis Aspire for its new Reading List solution

Alison Spencer
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Talis has announced that Northumbria University has chosen Talis Aspire as its solution for Course Reading Lists. Northumbria University is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, and is the largest university in the North East of England. It provides over 500 courses for over 32,000 students from 125 countries.

Nick Woolley, Head of Academic Library Services commented, “Northumbria University is committed to academic excellence and the student experience. Talis Aspire is underpinning a new student-focused approach to reading lists from design to delivery across the whole University as part of a wider technology-enabled learning initiative and the University Library’s Digital First strategy”.

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 and copyright cleared content, including items referenced on reading lists, to be uploaded and managed, whilst ensuring authenticated access to students.

The data in the Talis Platform consists of over 100,000 reading lists containing over 2.5 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.


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