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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.

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.

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.

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.

Implementation at Aston University

We spoke to Heather Whitehouse, the Director of Information Resources and Caroline Long, Information Resources Specialist, at Aston University about their implementation of Talis Aspire.

LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) allows you to integrate your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS) with Talis Aspire Reading Lists (find out more about LTI here). The new list view combined with LTI brings all of the student facing improvements to lists to the one place where students are most likely to see it.

You’ve selected Talis Aspire, you’ve signed the paperwork… now what? In this blog post, we explain what the implementation process looks like at Talis, and why we believe the support of the Services and Consulting Teams is vital. You’ll also hear stories from recently joined customers on the highlights of their implementations.