The agenda for Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017 is now complete! Find out who our speakers are and what you could learn over the 2 days.

Our first keynote will be delivered by Sue Hutley, Director of Library Services at the Queensland University of Technology. Her session titled “Breaking Barriers: Collaboration and connectedness in a global community” deals with the issues around privilege and technology as well as the difficulties in adopting technologies, as well as the impacts those technologies have on higher education and specifically the library. On day one we will also hear from another keynote speaker Anne Kealley Chief Executive Officer at CAUDIT on the CAUDIT Top 10 Report. Each year Caudit produce a report highlighting the top ten technologies they think could impact higher education in the near future.

Giving some advice on “Digital Citizenship and Copyright in Higher Education” is Kim Tairi, University Librarian at Auckland University of Technology. Kim will be giving some great tips on how we should be approaching technology within Higher Education and making the most of it, whilst being compliant.

On day 2 we are really looking forward to hearing from members of the library team on their experiences. We will get to hear from those who use the Talis Aspire system and how they have used it to improve their workflows. Susan Tegg, Team Leader of Library Technology Services and Karen Walsh, Librarian in Scholarly Resources Services Team at Griffith University will be discussing academic engagement. We will also have a session from Marcus Harvey, Academic Support Manager at Victoria University of Wellington, joined by colleague Matt Arrowsmith, client services coordinator, giving us their advice based on what they have discovered through using Talis Aspire. Caroline Ondracek, Senior Coordinator at La Trobe University will be focussing on how they have Linked Subject Coordinators with Reading Lists @ La Trobe and Craig Milne, Manager of Scholarly Resource Services at Griffith University will be joining us to talk about Using Reading List data to support and drive resource strategies. We believe these talks will be particularly useful to library staff, giving them ideas and practical tips that they can take away with them.

We are really looking forward to hearing an academic’s perspective. Dr Simon Bedford, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong will be presenting on “Finding your way through the mist: Analytics in Learning and Teaching”, helping you understand what is important to academics and offering ideas on how you could improve engagement.

For those who are not yet using the system, Nicole Healy, Senior Project Manager at Queensland University of Technology will be discussing Talis Aspire implementation, with her talk “We can change the world together: one project at a time”. This should give you a good idea of what the transition and implementation is like, as well as offer some advice from her experience.

As well as hearing from institutions, you will also hear from the Talis team on our latest developments. The Talis Keynote, presented by Product Manager, Keji Adedeji will give you an overview of what we have achieved this year, as well as what we plan to achieve in the year to come, giving you insights into our upcoming plans. Rodney Tamblyn, Head of Teaching and Learning at Talis will be presenting on “Extending Talis Aspire acquisition workflows to deliver core eTextbooks directly into courses”, sharing with you our latest endeavours in eTextbooks.

There will be a discussion panel at the end of day one, chaired by Alison Spencer, Head of Services at Talis to give you the opportunity to hear from some of our speakers on other topics, allowing you to share your opinions and ask questions. To recap the event, Alison will also be hosting an open discussion at the end of day two, to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts on what you have learnt over the two days, as well as to get an overview of the topics mentioned. Should you have any further questions, the Talis team will be on hand throughout the two days.

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