Posts categorised: Guest post

The Reading List Foundation: an update

At Talis Insight Europe 2019, we invited Alan Terry, Co-Founder of the Reading List Foundation to talk about the work they do to support students starting university. In this post, Alan provides an update on the students we raised money to support at the event.

It’s great to see newer Talis Aspire universities get to grips with the system and succeed as they tackle challenges such as academic adoption and engagement with the system. We love sharing great work that our user community has done, in this blog post find out more about the academic engagement project at Trinity College Dublin.

The library at Northumbria University and Talis have worked in partnership to develop next-generation library analytics for student success. In this blog post, Nick Woolley, Former Director of Student and Library Services, and from August this year Director of Library Services at Sheffield Hallam University, explains how Northumbria University worked with Talis over the past 6 years to improve the student experience. Find out more about their projects, including the latest undertaking, Advanced Management Information System (MIS).

In this blog post, Adrian Scruton, Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead (Employability) at Anglia Ruskin University, talks about his experience of using Talis Elevate as part of a peer review activity for ethics submissions. Students’ were asked to review two previously submitted (and anonymised) submissions, and critique the submissions for detail, accuracy, and ethical considerations from the perspective of an ethics panel reviewer. 

Dr Paul Dyer, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, details how Talis Elevate played a key role in his research project, investigating how students engage with a Learning Research Methods Module. The project looked into how Research Methods could be enhanced beyond a passive, unpopular course in Biomedical science by using a Team-Based Learning Methodology, adopting a number of active learning principles. Talis Elevate was the primary delivery mechanism for resources used in this project. Further research will be looking
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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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During one of our routine Services calls with Harper Adams University, Matt Bryan, librarian was explaining about the progress made with academic engagement following a session he ran, inspired by Allie Taylor’s Insight Europe 2017 presentation and the implementation of Talis Aspire’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration.

Helen Lynch, Subject Librarian Team Leader from the University of Waikato recently reached out to the Talis Aspire User Group to explain how their university library team support academic engagement through module guides. We wanted to find out more about how the module guides were created and how they are used.