As we reach the end of our busiest period, we look at how Talis Aspire has performed. October marked the start of the academic year for our European universities and the start of the exam period for our Asia-Pacific universities. It’s important to us that we provide a consistent level of service all year round, no matter the time or location. The numbers in the post below reflect our robust, reliable and proven service.

Regent’s University London has selected Talis Aspire to manage the university’s reading lists. After winning an award for Customer Service Excellence in 2017, the university was keen to maintain focus on student experience, ensuring the smoothest possible process for students when accessing resources. Talis Aspire will be integrated with their Library Management System, ISOxford Heritage and with their  Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. “The library was awarded Customer Service Excellence standards in 2017 and recently passed the annual review. As part
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Ravensbourne University have selected Talis Aspire to manage both reading lists and copyright management. Having been awarded university status earlier this year, Ravensbourne University were keen to establish clear library workflows from early on and improve engagement with academics across the university. In doing so, they aim to improve wider student experience through access to resources.

Thank you to Judith Keene, University Librarian at the University of Worcester for contributing to this post. The University of Worcester have been working on specific issues with student satisfaction over the last couple of years, having identified gaps in reading lists as a potential reason for a negative student experience. They implemented Talis Aspire and with the hard work of the library teams, have seen their student satisfaction scores increase year on year.

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.

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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.