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The University of Durham adopts Talis Aspire to support online learning more effectively

Natalie Naik
press release

The University of Durham has adopted Talis Aspire in order to improve access to digital resources and better support online learning. They will be making use of online reading list management along with Talis Aspire Copyright Management. They will also be using Talis Aspire’s Management Information (MI) Dashboards, in order to gain better insight into list coverage and usage analytics.

Having implemented over 100 universities, Talis is familiar with integrating a diverse range of Library Management systems and Learning Management Systems. Talis Aspire will be integrated with their Library Management System, Innovative: Millennium and with their Learning Management System, Blackboard.

The Talis Services Team is already working with the University of Durham, in order to make reading lists available for students for the next academic year in September 2020.

Mike Wall, Deputy University Librarian at Durham University said “We selected Talis Aspire to replace our in-house reading list system to support our move to an increased emphasis on online learning. Talis Aspire will enable students to access digitised content easily and securely anywhere and anytime. Academics will be able to create dynamic resource lists that can be regularly updated. Library staff will be able to streamline digitisation and purchasing and make processes more efficient.”

David Errington, CEO at Talis said “We are delighted to welcome the University of Durham to the Talis Aspire community. We look forward to working closely with them to support their goals with online learning, which we know is more important than ever as we approach a new academic year in the UK under uncertain circumstances. It’s fantastic to see our UK community grow, and we hope the University of Durham will get the most out of the shared experience and best practice amongst our users.”

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research-based in historic Durham City in the UK. We are a collegiate university committed to inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham and in the world. We conduct boundary-breaking research that improves lives globally and we are ranked as a world top 100 university with an international reputation in research and education (QS World University Rankings 2021). We are a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities and we are consistently ranked as a top 10 university in national league tables (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide). For more information about Durham University visit:

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