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How Talis helped Royal Holloway University London to seamlessly migrate from their old library management system

Natalie Naik
case study

Talis helped Royal Holloway University London (RHUL) to seamlessly migrate from their old library management system to Talis Aspire Reading Lists, keeping disruption to a minimum during the roll out period.

The Challenge
When speaking to library staff at RHUL, it was clear that the top priority was to maintain the ability for their academics to bookmark from their new library discovery system, Alma, and to make sure that students could continue to check item availability from within their Talis Aspire Reading Lists. The university wanted to ensure that there was minimum disruption to library staff, academics and to students.

How did we do it?
Talis worked closely with RHUL to coordinate the changes in Talis Aspire Reading Lists with the ‘go live’ of their new library management system. Talis liaised with RHUL to gather all the required information about the new system in order to test each integration point and flag up any issues with plenty of time to resolve. Talis have done this several times before, and know all the questions we need to ask, and to whom. On the day of the ‘go live’ Talis completed all the switchover tasks as scheduled and were able to help RHUL tick one more thing off of their project plan.

Result
RHUL were able to ‘go live’ with their new Alma migration with the confidence that Talis Aspire Reading Lists is working seamlessly with their new library management system. Students will continue to see library availability and have deep-links into their new library catalogue, and academics are able to bookmark resources without interruption.
If you are planning a change to a library management system then do let us know as soon as possible. We integrate with all the major library management systems in the market and can help you maintain an uninterrupted service to your students.

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