The University of Derby has its origins in various educational institutions across Derbyshire, UK, dating back to 1851. It achieved University status in 1992 and is home to a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from the UK and overseas. Recently, Derby was named a Top 50 institution in The Guardian University Guide 2015.
Paul Cavanagh, Library Resources Development and Delivery Manager, University of Derby commented, “The Library’s aim is to provide a system which offers University wide automated compliance with the CLA licence, increased capacity for the provision of digitised content and seamless integration with the Talis Aspire Reading List application. Academics will have confidence when requesting and using copyright compliant content for module reading lists, reducing processing time and allowing the Library’s Copyright Clearance Unit to expand digitised content services across the University of Derby. The Library will make better use of its existing licence and improve student satisfaction through better and more flexible access to digitised resources and materials.”
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 teaching and learning resources including textbooks, ebooks, journal articles, documents, videos and web pages. These are 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.