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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh selects Talis Aspire to boost student experience

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Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists.

The online reading lists system will improve student experience through seamless access to resource lists and resources. Talis Aspire will be integrated with the Innovative Sierra library management system and EBSCO discovery tool.

“Our selection of Talis Aspire will greatly enhance the student experience at QMU. Students will have easy access to their required resources either directly through Talis Aspire or through our Virtual Learning Environment. Seamless integration with our library management system, Sierra, will enable users to quickly and easily locate resources to support their learning.” Jo Rowley, Head of Learning Services at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

“We are delighted to welcome Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, as the 76th institution in the UK to join the Talis Aspire community. They achieved an impressive 85% in the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2016. We look forward to supporting their continued success and help drive even stronger results with a more seamless student experience.” David Errington, CEO of Talis

Founded in 1875, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, was granted full university title in 2007. The institution has strong graduate employment statistics which stands at 91.9%, according to HESA statistics 2016. They currently have a combined student population of around 6,300. For more information about QMU, please visit

Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 65% 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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