This is a guest post from Sarah Field, Liaison Librarian at the University of Kent.   Preparing for our forthcoming presentation at Talis Insight Europe 2019 has given me, and colleague Emma Mires-Richards, an opportunity to reflect on the work we, with others, have been doing in the last year. One aspect that is encouraging for us as academic liaison librarians, with responsibility for collection development and engagement, is the acknowledgement outside of the library that reading lists play a significant role in
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Talis Aspire has a wealth of data available through reports.  But how do you turn that raw data into something that is meaningful and conveys information? The Talis Consulting Team have developed a workshop day, this takes a university from a point in time where they feel they are swamped with data, toward a place where information about how the reading lists and the resources they are recommending are being used by those who matter most.

Sharing experience at the Talis Aspire Day this month

Last week we held one of our regular Talis Aspire Days designed to let non-Talis Aspire users learn more about the system directly from experienced customers, helping them to shape their business case, implementation, roll-out and longer-term success plans. These are small, informal events with time for everyone to contribute, ask questions and network.

On the 24th and 25th of January, we co-hosted Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2019 with the Queensland University of Technology at their Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia. It was a great event, with two days of sessions from Talis users, library leaders in Higher Education, and updates from the Talis team. We saw attendees from across 12 institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

Happy New Year! As we begin 2019, we reflect on what we achieved in 2018. Talis work year round to make continual changes to the product, whether that’s a new version of an area of the system or small incremental changes to features in order to improve your experience. In the post, you’ll see all the changes we’ve made:

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.