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The University of Hertfordshire selects Talis Aspire to improve student experience

Natalie Naik
press release

The University of Hertfordshire has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

The online reading lists system will improve student experience through seamless access to resource lists and resources. Talis Aspire will be integrated with the KOHA library management system and Summon discovery tool from Proquest.

“It’s essential that student reading/resource lists are embedded and seamlessly integrated with all their learning resources within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The Talis Aspire Learning Technology Interoperability (LTI) tool allows this high level of integration with the VLE. In addition, Talis will enable greater acquisition backend efficiencies, offer us greater value for money, and ensure effective and easier copyright compliance and reporting.” Graham Davies, Head of Academic Resources at University of Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings 2016. They currently have 24,800 students, including more than 4,100 overseas students from 100 different countries. For more information about the University of Hertfordshire please visit

“The University of Hertfordshire join us as our 73rd customer in the UK and we are delighted to welcome them to the Talis Aspire Community. We are currently working with them on the implementation of the system and look forward to helping them achieve success with a more seamless student experience.” David Errington, CEO of Talis

Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 60% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis services integrate with all major ILS and LMS solutions together with a range of authentication services, Reproduction Rights Organisations (RRO), bookstores and providers. 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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