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How eight new universities implemented Talis Aspire in time for the new academic year

Natalie Naik
Talis update

Since April this year, 8 universities have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online course resource lists, with many adding the copyright management service to compliment this. Over the past 4 months, the Talis Services and Consulting Teams have been working hard to support the universities in implementing Talis Aspire ready for the new academic year.

Having worked with over 100 universities, we have a tried and tested plan for implementation, and we also understand that each university is different and each come with different requirements and objectives. Our goal at Talis is to help you achieve those objectives, whether that be working to a tight timescale, or requiring additional flexibility to meet the needs of your team, all while ensuring a successful implementation.

We are delighted to welcome our new universities to the user community and are looking forward to Talis Aspire being introduced to students over the next few weeks. The 8 universities that have been set up with Talis Aspire over the last few months are:

University of Oxford
York St John University
Leeds Trinity University
University of Gloucestershire
University of Bradford
Leeds Beckett University
Bishop Grosseteste University
London Metropolitan University

We spoke to members of their library teams to find out more about their experience of working with Talis so far, and what their plans are for the upcoming year:

James Hodgkin, Associate Director and University Librarian at the University of Gloucestershire said “We have lists live in Talis for our Education, History, Media and Nursing courses. The lists are now fully integrated with Moodle and OCLC. In the next year we will expand Talis lists into every academic school and intend to include resource lists as a key topic for our annual Festival of Learning conference.”

Over the next year our aim is for Talis Aspire to become an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for both students and staff at London Metropolitan University.” Michael Stringer, Head of Library Resources and E-Strategy, London Metropolitan University

When asked to describe working with Talis in five words, Michael said: “Organised, professional, supportive, surprising, positive.

The five words used by Joseph Munzer from the Library Systems team at York St John University were “Support was professional and responsive.” Joseph added, “We wish to integrate deeper with our catalogue using the available APIs and to investigate workflows across our acquisitions & scanning teams.”

Arthur Sargeant, Head of Technologies for Learning, Leeds Beckett University told us “Our plans for the next year are to embed Talis in our daily interactions with our staff and students and to use the functionality of the system to further enhance how our users engage with our services and resources both physical and digital.”

When describing working with Talis in a few words, Arthur said: “Reliable, Responsive, Resilient, Reflective and Really supportive”.


If you’d like to find out more about implementing Talis, read this post and watch this video from Aston University.

Join us at Talis Insight in 2019 to hear experiences first hand from the Talis Aspire community. Find out more about the events here:
Europe: Birmingham, 30th April – 1st May
Asia-Pacific: Brisbane, 24th – 25th January

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