Aberystwyth University, the first university established in Wales in 1872, has become the latest UK university to subscribe to Talis Aspire.
Julie Hart, Head of Library Services, noted that, “Aberystwyth University is pleased to announce their selection of Talis Aspire to deliver an exceptional online reading list service to students. Factors driving the choice include the student experience, the development of online reading lists to enhance learning and teaching, more efficiency in library workflows and the collation of business data for future strategic planning.”
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 3.7 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.