Talis has been working closely with a number of HE institutions in Norway for a little while now, understanding their local processes, needs and drivers, in order to establish the relevance of our services in this territory. It was really no surprise that, whilst some of the labels and systems vary, the underlying need to provide excellent student/academic experience, along with efficiencies for the library service are universally recognised.
This week we have the pleasure of welcoming the BI Norwegian Business School to Talis as a subscriber to our Reading Lists service, our first in Norway. Over the coming weeks our Services team will be working with BI to implement their reading list service, including ensuring that we are ready to fully integrate with the Norwegian authentication system, FEIDE.
BI is one of Europe’s largest Business Schools with around 20,000 students and a recognised International profile. As a not-for-profit foundation, BI is self-owned, with a sole focus on education and research.
Talking with Kristin Danielsen, Senior Librarian, she explains that:
“At BI we’ve had online reading lists since about 2000. However, they have become outdated over the years, and we need a more modern tool. Talis Aspire Reading Lists were able to meet our requirements: Harvesting metadata, listing library holdings, and linking to electronic information resources. We have great expectations of Talis, and hope to increase the quality of our reading lists and also the user experience, both for those working with list creation and for our students.”
Demonstrating their commitment to working with Talis, and the wider Talis community, Kristin has already booked her place at our Talis Insight event in April where she plans to learn more from existing subscribers and to hear about the latest developments at Talis.
We are all looking forward to working with Kristin, and her team, as we build their Reading List service and our working partnership. Watch this space for more news and updates about this exciting project.