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The University of the West of England selects Talis Aspire to improve the student experience

Natalie Naik
press release

Following a formal tendering process, the University of the West of England (UWE) have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

Talis will support UWE to adopt a sustainable strategy in collaboration with academics and other university stakeholders, helping to enhance the student experience by improving access to materials through the library.

Talis Aspire will be integrated with their VLE, Blackboard to provide seamless access to resources for students.  They will begin their pilot phase in the upcoming Autumn Term, with a full rollout planned for start of the 2017/8 academic year.

Our integration with UWE’s Single Sign On service, Eduserve’s Athens identity provider, will enable easy access to student and academics on and off campus. Talis Aspire will also be integrated with their Sirsi Dynix Unicorn Library Management System and Symphony classic catalogue, and Summon discovery system for bookmarking and deep linking for live holdings and access to resources.

UWE is one of Britain’s most popular universities with over 27,000 students from 140 different countries around the world. They offer more than 600 courses over 14 campuses. They are the 71st Talis Aspire customer in the UK. For more information about UWE visit

Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 60% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. The cloud based SaaS system hosts nearly 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year. 

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