First look at Day Two sessions from Talis Insight 2015

Day Two at Talis Insight UK 2015 will focus on the latest developments at Talis and our user community. If you have not done so already, register now to reserve your spot! Thank you to everyone from the Talis Aspire User Group UK who submitted some excellent proposals for sessions. We are working on finalising the timings and running order. In the meantime, here is a snapshot of the accepted sessions and a brief synopsis of each: Collections change and more »


The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions started a project in the fall 2011 in order to investigate the amount of electronic/digitized content in literature lists. The survey revealed the need for a reading list management tool. A new project was initiated with 8 HE institutions as participants. This is how we were introduced to Talis Aspire. At BI we’ve had online reading lists since about 2000. Our system has been developed and customized over the years, but has reached more »

Coming soon… Talis customer guest blog series

In addition to our regular updates, we thought it would be good to open up this blog for guest posts. We have invited some of our Talis customers to tell us, and you, about their experiences of working with Talis. To start this off, we have invited a couple of our most recent subscribers to contribute a series of guest blog posts. They will take us through their journey of selecting, implementing and the roll-out of their Talis Aspire subscriptions. Over the course of more »

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5 questions for Simon Thomson

As promised here are the 5 questions David White asked Simon Thomson, and Simon’s reponses. 1. What excited you the most about Talis Insight 2015? And why did you agree to get involved? The mix of people and roles. HEI’s are complex spaces and we will only ever see change or meaningful impact if we work together in our different roles. I am glad to see that Talis Insight brings together people with a variety of roles. 2. What can people expect to hear from more »

As per my previous post on 5 questions for Sheila MacNeill, she nominated David White to answer 5 questions from her. So here are the questions from Sheila, and their responses from David: 1. What excited you the most about Talis Insight 2015? And why did you agree to get involved? I’m interested in the intersection between commercial providers and higher education institutions. I’m also keen to explore what the role of digital technology is in higher education now that more »

Kitty Inglis

Kitty Inglis joins us for Day One at Talis Insight 2015. In addition to being the Librarian at University of Sussex, Kitty is also a member of the SCONUL Executive Board. Here is a title and a short synopsis from Kitty, on her session for the 15th of April: Delivering academic library services in a digital age: Opportunities and challenges Academic libraries need to be agile and their staff equipped with the requisite skills in order to be able to more »


I shared 5 questions with Sheila, to help provide a little more info about her and her session at Talis Insight 2015. I also requested that she nominate one other speaker and 5 questions she would like them to answer! So here are the questions, and their responses from Sheila: 1. What excited you the most about Talis Insight 2015? And why did you agree to get involved? Well I was very flattered to be asked to speak at the more »

Mark Brown joins us for Day One at Talis Insight UK 2015. Mark recently moved from New Zealand to join The National Institute for Digital Learning based at the Dublin City University as a Director. Here is a title and short synopsis from Mark, on his session on the 15th April: Developing a Vibrant Digital Learning Culture: Exploring the Question of Quality This presentation explores the question of quality in the wider context of how to create a rich and more »

We are excited to bring the Talis Awards this year to Talis Insight UK 2015. We have teamed up with Richard Cross from Nottingham Trent University, representing the Talis Aspire User Group, to make this happen. As per Richard’s email to the LIS-TALIS-ASPIRE mailing list, we are inviting awards under two categories. Here is an excerpt from his email: “The Innovation Award: to recognise any technology or process that is unique or new (at least within the context of institution, department or school). more »

Last week we held the Talis Aspire User Group for our Australia and New Zealand Universities. Eight institutions made the trip to Deakin University who provided us a great room in the library, a converted Wool Shed. We welcomed two new universities to the group, Murdoch University, and University of Auckland attending their first Talis Aspire User Group meeting. We had a great two days, with updates from each of the Universities on plans for 2015. We also discussed Academic Adoption, Integrations, before moving more »

We are happy to confirm three more sessions from Day Two of Talis Insight UK 2015. Here is a brief snapshot of the sessions: Star or supporting act? impacts of technology on teacher roles in Higher Education Sue Greener, Principal Lecturer University of Brighton The loneliness of the long-distance doctorate is hardly the best preparation for today’s university  teachers. They still need to develop scholarship, learn their craft, hone their subject consciousness;   but faced with the new guy on more »