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Press Release: University of St Andrews selects Talis Aspire Digitised Content

Alison Spencer
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St Andrews, based in Fife, and with over 8,000 students is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413.

Jeremy Upton, Deputy Director of Library Services, University of St Andrews commented, “We are pleased that we have been able to go ahead with the purchase of the new Talis Aspire Digitised Content module. We have been struggling to cope with the ever increasing demands being placed on us by our academic community to provide digitised articles and book chapters for their core modules. We believe the creative and smart technology behind the Talis Aspire Digitised Content module will provide us with the solution we have been looking for as well as a user-friendly experience for academic and library staff alike.”

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 200,000 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 60 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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