Following a formal tendering process, James Cook University (JCU) has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service with integrated copyright management.

JCU aims to improve the quality of their reading list provision with Talis Aspire. To enhance the access to resources, they plan to integrate reading lists with their Learning Management System (LMS) Blackboard Ultra through the Talis Aspire Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) tool. They will also improve copyright compliance through the management of acquisitions and copyrighted resources through Talis Aspire.

Talis Aspire will also be integrated with JCU’s Library Management Solution, SirsiDynix Horizon and their Discovery Tool, Summon. This will provide a seamless way to add resources to reading lists, and provide direct links to these resources for their students, including real-time library holding information and single sign-on access where relevant.

JCU’s Director of Library and Information Services, Helen Hooper, said the University is proud to offer this product to benefit the JCU community. “Talis Aspire enables JCU to enhance our academic and student experience with client-focused content management and seamless integration of online platforms.”

“We are pleased to welcome James Cook University to the Talis Aspire User Group community. They join 94 other customers worldwide as Talis Aspire users. JCU is ranked in the top 2 percent of the world’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities, and we look forward to working with them, to support their continued success.” said David Errington, CEO of Talis.

James Cook University, based in Northern Queensland, Australia, is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics, with campuses in Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, and smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.