Posts by: Arunn Ramadoss

Digital presents a number of opportunities, which most if not all of us understand, especially for resources used in Teaching and Learning. When we think of digital resources, we immediately think of easy access, accessibility, collaboration and analytics among other things. We observed that these opportunities are being harnessed with mixed success owing to different types of barriers. The least of which is presented by the different types of digital resources used in teaching and learning. This is often compounded
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Birmingham, UK—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has partnered with Talis to enhance the student experience and deliver superior workflow efficiencies around course reserves and reading list management for academic libraries. This partnership will provide the framework for further integration between the Innovative and Talis Aspire solutions, and to seamlessly connect students and faculty with the library’s physical and digital collections for better academic results. As academic library requirements change—and new opportunities for
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The new Higher Education Licence 2016-2019 licence is out and there are a number of welcome changes, especially the changes to reporting. You can read our summary from our previous blog post on what you need to know. We have been working to review the implications for possible improvements to Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC). We’d like to discuss some of those changes which have an implication for TADC and the changes and improvements we think they may shape. Extent
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Talis Aspire Day at University of Reading

Talis Aspire Days are a great way to meet, network and learn from your peers from libraries about how they are successfully managing and delivering online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services. We co-hosted our 2nd Talis Aspire Day this summer with University of Reading at their campus.

Talis are announcing that Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have selected to implement Talis Aspire to deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content service. Established as a University in 2010, AUT enrolled 28,314 students (19,582 equivalent full-time) in 2014, offering 224 distinct qualifications. The library houses 241,228 printed books and serials, 178,598 electronic resources with 2,946, 514 downloads. For more information about AUT visit http://www.aut.ac.nz/about-aut. AUT is the fourth university in New Zealand to implement Talis Aspire. Half of
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Talis and CLA announce collaboration agreement

Talis and CLA have agreed to work together to connect their respective products for the mutual benefit of HEI customers in the UK. This includes working together to develop an API that will connect Talis Aspire Reading Lists to the CLA’s Digital Content Store and exploring how Talis Aspire Digitised Content users can benefit from the evolution of reporting requirements in the new Higher Education Licence currently under negotiation with UUK and Guild HE. A further announcement will be made
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Talis is announcing a technology collaboration with VitalSource to extend Talis Aspire’s acquisition and content features. The relationship also provides UK universities with a simple and scalable means to acquire and deliver core e-textbooks directly into courses for students.

The University of Reading became a new Talis customer in early 2015. In a bid to encourage engagement within the academic community, the Library took a two-fold approach: guided training and support on the use of the Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Digitised Content, and promoting solid pedagogic reasoning as to why online reading lists, in particular, could not only improve the student experience at Reading but also help develop information and digital literacy skills. Work had begun on this
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The Higher Education Green Paper was published on 6th November 2015. Titled “Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”, the paper outlines its purpose as: “This consultation contains proposals to reshape the higher education landscape to have students at its heart. Its core aims are to raise teaching standards, provide greater focus on graduate employability, widen participation in higher education, and open up the sector to new high-quality entrants” Since the paper was published, no surprises, there
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1,000,000+ dreams begin this month…

The start of the new academic year has arrived in the UK, and our servers are getting busy! In the last three weeks of September we have seen the number of pageviews served by our infrastructure rise from 1 million page views to 1.8 million page views already. This compared to last year, when usage peaked in October with 1.6 million pageviews in one week. Over the last five years, the Talis Aspire Reading Lists system has grown to host
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