We spoke to Edyta Krol, Academic Support Librarian at the University of West London (UWL) to find out about their journey with Talis Aspire. Although the story begins with challenges, the team’s hard work now means they boast a 98% list coverage across all modules. In this post, we reflect back over the last few years and look forward to the plans for the future.

Since April this year, 8 universities have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online course resource lists, with many adding the copyright management service to compliment this. Over the past 4 months, the Talis Services and Consulting Teams have been working hard to support the universities in implementing Talis Aspire ready for the new academic year.

Following a tender process, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists. As UHI is comprised of 13 independent colleges and research institutions, the need for a reliable online delivery of resources is key to students and academics.

Talis Elevate at ALT-C Event

Every year across the sector, there seems to be a hot topic which emerges. Over the past couple of years, flexible pedagogies such as Flipped Teaching or Team Based Learning arose as real areas of interest.

Having reached over 100 Talis Aspire customers, we rarely come across a combination of systems that we haven’t worked with before. From library management systems, to Virtual Learning Environments, we’ve seen it all and have successfully migrated over 70% of the UK’s universities to Talis Aspire. In this post, we focus on how we have migrated our universities from one reading list system to another.

Talis becomes a SAGE company

Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher founded in 1965. SAGE Publishing will provide Talis with the opportunity to grow and expand into new markets whilst maintaining their existing relationships with customers and partners. Talis will continue to be run as a separate business by its existing management as a SAGE company from its offices in Birmingham UK.

The University of Oxford, ranked number one in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service and copyright management system. They join Talis as the 100th customer worldwide.

London Metropolitan University have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists and copyright management. This is part of a wider library project, as they update their LMS and discovery platform from Innovative Millennium to Innovative Sierra, which will be integrated with Talis Aspire. The Talis Services and Consulting teams will be working closely with teams at LMU to get Talis Aspire set up for the start of the new academic year 2018/19.