Southern Cross University is described as a vibrant, contemporary, research intensive Australian public university with campuses located on the North Coast of New South Wales, and the Southern Gold Coast, Queensland. It attracts over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 80 countries.
Alison Slocombe from Southern Cross University commented, “At Southern Cross University, we are impressed with the flexibility that the Talis system offers to staff, enabling them to structure reading lists in whatever way best suits the course content, and providing a one-stop shop for unit resources. With the addition of the Digitised Content module, the management of copyright compliance for the University is made into a simple and transparent process for all staff. Talis Aspire streamlines the whole list-creation process, easing some of the pressure on Library staff at very busy times of the year.”
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.