As part of Talis Insight, each year we like to reflect on the achievements and successes within the Talis Aspire user community by hosting the Talis Awards. This is the third year we have hosted the awards, in order to celebrate the impressive work that our institutions have undertaken.
One of the awards, selected by members of the Talis team is the ‘Talis Award for Excellence in implementation and management of Talis Aspire’. This award is for the institution who stood out in the past year for their implementation process, either with impressive dedication, organisation, teamwork or all-round best practice.
Talis are delighted to award this to the University of the West England, Bristol, here’s why:
“They are one of the fastest implementations the Talis team have seen, which was down to the drive and targets of the team. The university worked hard to get the technical integrations with Blackboard and devolved constraints set up so as to remove barriers for adoption as they move into the rollout phase.”
Amanda Barson, Head of Collections, Access and Space at the University of the West England, Bristol had this to say:
“The project team at the University of the West of England Bristol are delighted to have won this award. We are committed to improving the student experience and have already seen the contributions dynamic and vibrant Reading Lists can make to student satisfaction. To achieve our ambitious targets we have partnered with academics and professional services from across the university to embed Reading Lists into our workflows and practices. Our rollout model is based on academics building and owning lists with support from the excellent team in Library Services”.
We also wanted to highlight two other institutions who have shown excellence in this area.
Edge Hill University have been commended for their excellence in implementation and management of Talis Aspire. As a project team, there was a very clear understanding of what they wanted to achieve having previously implemented a reading list solution. It was important that this was right the first time. Having signed off on the implementation work (literally a couple of weeks ago), the Edge Hill team are now working hard to ensure that the training is in place with their academics to transition them from an existing reading list system to Talis Aspire seamlessly, ensuring that they are ready for the students who will be joining next academic year.
The University of Essex have been commended for their implementation of Talis Aspire Digitised Content. The team at the University of Essex had a very focused approach for what they wanted to achieve, during the implementation the team remained focused on the strategic goal, so that when it came to rollout they were ready to embrace copyright education, and use this to help them achieve an effective rollout to academics.
Congratulations to the University of the West England, Bristol, Edge Hill University and the University of Essex. We look forward to continuing working with you and following your successes.
Read about the other awards below:
Talis Aspire User Group Award for Creativity
Talis University of the Year
Talis award for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics