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Press Release: University of Central Lancashire is the latest university to transform its copyright clearance and digitisation service with Talis Aspire

Alison Spencer
press release

Talis has announced that University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has chosen the Talis Aspire digitised content module to contribute to its ‘Digital Shift’ strategy.

Jeremy Andrew, Library Director, said “At University of Central Lancashire we are constantly investigating ways of enhancing the student experience, streamlining our business processes as we implement the university strategic “Digital Shift” agenda. The Talis Aspire Digital Content module has been adopted to meet all of these goals and in addition ensures that we remain compliant with our legal obligations. It has enabled UCLan library staff to simplify and streamline the copyright clearance and digitisation process whilst enhancing the functionality of Talis Aspire Reading Lists for students. It has also helped to reduce the amount of staff time required to create a digital copy thus enabling the library to provide resources ‘just in time’ to meet the needs of the academic staff and students.”

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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 3.3 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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