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The University of Bristol selects Talis Aspire to enhance student experience and help deliver their vision of a world class library service

Natalie Naik
press release

Following a formal tendering process the University of Bristol have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

Director of Library Services at The University of Bristol, Dr Jessica Gardner said, ‘We are delighted to be in partnership with Talis, a market leader in reading list and digital content management systems, to help deliver our vision of a world class library service for our students and our staff’.

The University of Bristol are keen to enhance the student experience, particularly through improving access to library resources. They will also be integrating Talis Aspire with their VLE, Blackboard to provide seamless access to resources. They will be starting to roll out Talis Aspire Reading Lists on the 19th September for the first term of the 2016/7 academic year.

Students and academics will get easy access on and off campus through our integration with Bristol’s Single Sign On service, Eduserve’s Athens identity provider. Talis Aspire will also be integrated with their Ex Libris Aleph Library Management System and their Primo “Library Search” discovery system for bookmarking and deep linking for live holdings and access to resources.

The University of Bristol is one of the most successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015. There are over 22,000 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at the University. They are the 72nd Talis Aspire customer in UK. For more information on University of Bristol, 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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