Talis are pleased to confirm that Nottingham Trent University, Queen Mary University of London and Bournemouth University have all chosen the Talis Aspire Digitised Content module to deliver their copyright cleared digitisations.
Ruth Stubbings, Deputy Librarian at Nottingham Trent, said, “As a development partner, we worked closely with Talis to test and develop the Talis Aspire Digitised Content module and we were able to see the potential benefits of the module emerge as we piloted it with academics, students and with our digitisation team. We are pleased to now be fully implementing the module across the University as we believe it will improve our back of house workflows, make it easier for academics to request material to be digitised and give students easier and more reliable access to their digitised content.”
Pat Simons, Assistant Director (Academic Services and Resources), began by expressing the reasons for their decision to also commit to the Talis Aspire Digitised Content module following their role as a development partner, “Queen Mary University of London doesn’t have a central digitisation service and has a devolved structure where academic schools and departments have a lot of control over what they do. This meant that there has been an inconsistent approach to providing digitised resources for students and we identified considerable risk of non-compliance, duplication of effort, lack of secure storage of digital content and poor quality of scanning.”
We had a very positive experience of setting up and experienced the usual responsive and helpful support from Talis Education throughout the process. This has included Talis staff meeting with academics to hear their concerns and discuss the pedagogic aspects of integrating digitised resources with lists…we like the continuous improvement that takes place, responsive help desk and the speedy implementation of new enhancements.”
Pat concluded, “Having Talis Aspire Digitised Content means that we can spend more time talking to academics about how to provide the best resources for their students and at the same time, we can demonstrate that we are compliant with copyright licenses and reducing risk for the institution”.
Chris Spencer, LLS Procurement & Systems Development Manager from Bournemouth University, said “The Talis Aspire Digitised Content module gives Bournemouth University Library & Learning Support a splendid opportunity to build on our excellent working relationships with academic colleagues to provide our students with quality content whilst ensuring Copyright Licencing Agency compliance and improving workflows. Digitised content is a key component of many of our reading lists and the introduction of this module will help us develop our work with the academic community to grow its use and its anytime availability.”
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.