Posts by: Alison Kershaw

Last week we held the Talis Aspire User Group for our Australia and New Zealand Universities. Eight institutions made the trip to Deakin University who provided us a great room in the library, a converted Wool Shed. We welcomed two new universities to the group, Murdoch University, and University of Auckland attending their first Talis Aspire User Group meeting. We had a great two days, with updates from each of the Universities on plans for 2015. We also discussed Academic Adoption, Integrations, before moving
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The University of Westminster is the latest UK higher education institution to take up both Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Talis Aspire Digitised Content. The University is undergoing a programme of transformational change to the planning and delivery of its learning and teaching environment. The Library and IT services identified a focus on resource lists as complementary to this activity. Suzanne Enright, Director of Information Services at the university said, “We are delighted to be introducing both modules of Talis
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Talis Aspire Reading List Challenge

Compiling a reading list should be exciting and rewarding for both academics and students. Talis wanted to showcase great reading lists built by academics who are using Talis Aspire Reading Lists to deliver their course reading in a way that exemplifies best practice teaching and learning, so asked that universities nominated lists that they felt were exemplars. 27 entries were received, these are shown below, with 4 short listed (highlighted in yellow) and voted on at the Talis Aspire User
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The University of Derby has its origins in various educational institutions across Derbyshire, UK, dating back to 1851. It achieved University status in 1992 and is home to a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from the UK and overseas. Recently, Derby was named a Top 50 institution in The Guardian University Guide 2015. Paul Cavanagh, Library Resources Development and Delivery Manager, University of Derby commented, “The Library’s aim is to provide a system which offers University wide automated
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Aberystwyth University, the first university established in Wales in 1872, has become the latest UK university to subscribe to Talis Aspire. Julie Hart, Head of Library Services, noted that, “Aberystwyth University is pleased to announce their selection of Talis Aspire to deliver an exceptional online reading list service to students. Factors driving the choice include the student experience, the development of online reading lists to enhance learning and teaching, more efficiency in library workflows and the collation of business data
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Southern Cross University is described as a vibrant, contemporary, research intensive Australian public university with campuses located on the North Coast of New South Wales, and the Southern Gold Coast, Queensland. It attracts over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 80 countries. Alison Slocombe from Southern Cross University commented, “At Southern Cross University, we are impressed with the flexibility that the Talis system offers to staff, enabling them to structure reading lists in whatever way best suits the course
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St Andrews, based in Fife, and with over 8,000 students is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Jeremy Upton, Deputy Director of Library Services, University of St Andrews commented, “We are pleased that we have been able to go ahead with the purchase of the new Talis Aspire Digitised Content module. We have been struggling to cope with the ever increasing demands being placed on us by our academic community to provide
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Robert Gordon University selects Talis Aspire Digitised Content application to enhance student experience. Robert Gordon University, based in Aberdeen, Scotland is described as a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality education from undergraduate through to PhD level. With 16,000 students it was voted Scotland’s University of the Year in 2011. According to Michelle Anderson, Director of Library Services, at Robert Gordon University, “Talis Aspire Digitised Content perfectly aligned to our strategic drivers for
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Talis are pleased to welcome another two new universities joining the Talis Aspire Community. Goldsmiths, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London have both recently adopted Talis Aspire to support their strategies to drive student experience of learning resources. John Tuck, Director of Library Services at Royal Holloway, University of London commented “We are pleased to be acquiring Talis Aspire as we seek to improve and enhance reading list and course provision at Royal Holloway.” Dr. Jacqueline Cooke,
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Talis has announced that University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has chosen the Talis Aspire digitised content module to contribute to its ‘Digital Shift’ strategy. Jeremy Andrew, Library Director, said “At University of Central Lancashire we are constantly investigating ways of enhancing the student experience, streamlining our business processes as we implement the university strategic “Digital Shift” agenda. The Talis Aspire Digital Content module has been adopted to meet all of these goals and in addition ensures that we remain compliant with
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