Posts by: Paul Dibble

A busy month at Talis…

It has been a busy month at Talis – not only did we have our own Talis Insight Europe 2016 event to attend, but also a number of other key events fell in April:

Ed Chamberlain, Head of Resources at the University of East Anglia recently joined us for a webinar to discuss how they went about building their successful business case for Talis Aspire Reading Lists. You can watch a recording of the webinar here and find out how he was able to win over the board and getting funding for TARL. Ed shared with us some of his top tips for building a case and for implementation. Do your research Ensure you
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New Year Resolution: Must sort out Reading Lists!

Forget dieting, getting fit and promising not to drink too much, New year resolutions need to be realistic! Sorting out your reading lists is something that you can achieve and one that will deliver real benefits to your university, students, academics and library.

Do students really care about reading lists?

As UK universities start to welcome first year and returning students back for the new academic year it is an interesting time to take a snapshot view of what students are talking about with their peers and the community. One easy way of doing this ‘eavesdropping’ is to keep a close eye on the conversations and comments being raised on Social Media, and especially Twitter. Taking the time to share your thoughts on Twitter is a good barometer of someone’s
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Norwegian wonderings

At one point a couple of weeks ago Talis had staff in 5 countries at once, which just goes to show the relevance of our services globally as well as in the UK. Two of us found our way to Norway to enjoy some long days of sun; well mainly rain. We were there to work of course, but with long days there was also time in the evenings for some sightseeing in this beautiful country. Laura Unwin had gone
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The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions started a project in the fall 2011 in order to investigate the amount of electronic/digitized content in literature lists. The survey revealed the need for a reading list management tool. A new project was initiated with 8 HE institutions as participants. This is how we were introduced to Talis Aspire. At BI we’ve had online reading lists since about 2000. Our system has been developed and customized over the years, but has reached
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Coming soon… Talis customer guest blog series

In addition to our regular updates, we thought it would be good to open up this blog for guest posts. We have invited some of our Talis customers to tell us, and you, about their experiences of working with Talis. To start this off, we have invited a couple of our most recent subscribers to contribute a series of guest blog posts. They will take us through their journey of selecting, implementing and the roll-out of their Talis Aspire subscriptions. Over the course of
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Talis has been working closely with a number of HE institutions in Norway for a little while now, understanding their local processes, needs and drivers, in order to establish the relevance of our services in this territory. It was really no surprise that, whilst some of the labels and systems vary, the underlying need to provide excellent student/academic experience, along with efficiencies for the library service are universally recognised. This week we have the pleasure of welcoming the BI Norwegian
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New year starts with a visit to the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2015 As sponsors of the Blackboard User Group meeting the first few days back to work for Tim Hodson, Mark Gavillet and I were spent in a cold, but dry, Durham attending this annual event at the University. With around 110 delegates from universities, colleges and suppliers throughout the UK the event was an excellent way to meet with more technical contacts (IT, Teaching & Learning, Blackboard administrators
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