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Addressing questions about your library’s approach to resources

What types of processes have your library implemented to encourage faculty engagement?

A simple and intuitive interface enables faculty to teach according to their individual pedagogical approaches while developing a shared institutional language around the role various resources play within their courses. 

Faculty can more easily identify items required by the library, and students get a transparent view of the resources available to them.

The resource lists, or sections of the resource list are embedded into LMS course pages, providing just one place for faculty to provide course information to students.

Talis Aspire can unburden faculty from onerous Course Reserve and copyright compliance obligations.  

How can your library reduce the copyright compliance burden from faculty members? 

In Talis Aspire, integrated digitization request workflows reduce the risk of exposure from non-compliance with copyright responsibilities and legislation. 

The copyright management workflow originates inside the LMS, within the Resource List software, which automates the process, documents all decisions, and de-obligates faculty from needing to be experts in copyright. They can simply select any pages, chapters or items they wish to be digitized to form part of their online resource list.

Reporting functionality in Talis Aspire allows the library and/or copyright team to quickly and easily create reports to support proof of compliance with national or institutional requirements.

Curated content is spoon-feeding.  Or is it the threshold of information literacy?

Students may find the breadth of library resources both helpful and intimidating.  Discovery services enabled access to these disparate materials, but the sheer volume can be overwhelming.  

Building on faculty expertise, Resource Lists such as Talis Aspire provide a framework to distill the collection into timely, appropriate, and manageable sets of information.  

The added value of curating the Resource List provides opportunities for discussion into the various use cases of differing resource types and sources. 

Watch this video from lecturer Dr Laura Ritchie at the University of Chicester in the UK as she explains why resource lists aren’t spoon-feeding.

Resource lists also increase student affordability, both by maximizing the use of current collections and by teaching beyond the textbook, leveraging OER and other Open Access options.


“Talk to us about resource lists!  Grab a spot on my calendar below, and we can explore these and other areas where Talis Aspire can contribute to achieving your library’s priorities.”

David at Talis