Welcome to the May edition of the Talis Product and Services Update.

Product Update Summary
We would like to update you on the progress of some of our key product development themes; click here to remind yourself of the Talis development focus.

Talis Insight Europe 2017
Great to see so many of you at Talis Insight Europe 2017, and for those that couldn’t make it, no need to miss out on the content. Please find all content here.

What does the future have in store for Talis and our products? All you need to know from David Errington, CEO and Keji Adedeji, Product Manager, in our Talis Keynote.

Want to know more about our UX design and devotion to accessibility and how we have used that to influence exciting changes in our new list view, not one but two great presentations from Jeremy Baines, Head of UX, Talis:

A few words from Zena Amos and Emma Dodd, Support Consultants, Talis on how Talis Services are supporting customer success

As always, what you share with each other adds so much value to the two days, resources to turn to time and time again. Check out Talis Aspire User Group Submissions for inspiratio

Making changes at your university?
Please do remember to tell us if you plan to make changes to any of the systems we integrate with, such as Library Management Systems, OPAC, Discovery systems, Link Resolvers or Identity Providers.  A change to these without speaking to us first may cause issues with the use of the Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Talis Aspire Digitised Content.  Giving us notice of these changes means we can discuss the process and options, schedule consultancy or support if required so there is no impact to your student, academic, or library colleague users.

Releases of interest
Stay up to date with our releases by regularly visiting our Product Update page where you can view all release information including all improvements or fixes released in Talis Aspire.  This site is available from the top navigation bar on the Talis Support site.  Releases that you may be particularly interested in are:

  • Dates when invitations within the system are being selected now show the correct dates rather than dates in the future.
  • If you are a user of Talis Aspire Digitised Content and use the Copyright Agency (CAL) as your copyright licence agency you will be pleased to know that the CAL report now includes withdrawn items.
  • ISSNs are now not causing “invalid” requests.

Community Contributions
Our Community Contributions continue to grow. If you have something you wish to share with others, from a time saving top-tips to making the most of Google Analytics, then please let us know by raising a support ticket.

Newly added this month:

Support articles of interest

Talis Aspire Reading Lists now supports bookmarking from over 260 different sources. You can see the full list of bookmarks that Talis supports in the following article, where can I bookmark from?

If you bookmark from a site and would like to see improvements, please raise a support ticket.

Developer Community
May’s developer community newsletter reflecting on the technical tracks of Talis Insight and summer infrastructure changes. Don’t miss out on next month’s newsletter. To register to join our developer community, please email consulting@talis.com.

Upcoming webinars
If there is anything you would like to learn more about, or you have something you wish to share with others, then please let us know by raising a support ticket.  Don’t forget to check our recordings of previously held webinars. 

Europe:  Rollover – best practice and what’s new!
Rolling over your Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Talis Aspire Digitised Content is fairly straight forward, however, there are some guidelines that you must follow in order to be successful. This webinar will provide you with useful tips and the chance to ask any questions you may have or share your past experience with others. We ran the first one of these yesterday, and will be providing an up-to-date recording, but don’t miss the re-run for the opportunity to ask questions.

Here is a link to the recording from the 24th May 2017

We will be re-running the Rollover – best practice and what’s new! Join us on Friday 9th June at 10am

Europe: Workflows for digitised content
Talis Aspire Reading List (TARL) has customisable features to support a range of internal acquisitions workflows, whether this is the ordering of books or requesting digitised content such as articles or book chapters.

Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) is a way of importing digitised content into your reading lists. Dorothy Atherton from Nottingham Trent University explains how they successfully use both Talis Aspire Reading List and Talis Aspire Digitised Content to support their internal workflows.

Join us on Wednesday 14th June at 2pm. Register for webinar here.

Europe: Encouraging staff engagement in online reading lists
In this webinar, Allie Taylor, Academic Liaison Librarian from the University of Worcester presents how they have achieved academic engagement through interactive sessions on Talis Aspire Reading lists. This session encourages academics to think about reading lists differently and consider how reading lists enhance their teaching. Allie delivered this session at Talis Insight Europe 2017 and it was very highly received. We are delighted that Allie is giving anyone the opportunity who did not see this presentation to attend and ask any questions they may have.

Join us on Wednesday 5th July at 2pm. Register for webinar here.

APAC:  Streamline your acquisitions process with Reviews 2.0

Reviews 2.0 in Talis Aspire Reading Lists has been specifically designed to reduce time and effort, improve list quality and enhance the student experience. Laura Unwin Support Consultant from Talis Services team will cover the importance of reviews and see a live demonstration of reviews 2.0. Laura will also be sharing some of the ways other universities are using reviews 2.0. There will be time for any specific questions you may have to make the most of this feature to support your acquisitions workflows.

Join us on Friday 2nd June:

  • 12:00 Perth time (AWST)
  • 14:00 Sydney time (AEST)
  • 16:00 Auckland time (NZST)

Register for the webinar here.

Developer APIs
API’s enable developers to collect data from Talis products and place it in places you would not have thought of. This will give users more information and clearer links to content that the would not usually have access to. In this webinar, Richard Tattersall, Technical Consultant at Talis explains what APIs you are able to utilise for displaying content from Talis Aspire into other areas of your system so you can collate data you need. For example, linking reading list to your student repository. Prior to the webinar, we recommend that you read our support article on an overview of Developer APIs. This presentation will be approximately 20 mins long with the opportunity to ask any specific questions to make the best use of them for your university systems.

Join us on Wednesday 26th July:  

  • 12:00 Perth time (AWST)
  • 14:00 Sydney time (AEST)
  • 16:00 Auckland time (NZST)

Register for the webinar here.

Things to think about
Would you like to organise a review with the Talis team? This would be focusing on getting the most from Talis Aspire and ensuring Talis Aspire is working as efficiently as possible for your University. Please email Alison Spencer (as@talis.com) to organise a time that works for you and your team to have a call.