10 November 2008. Talis is delighted to announce that Bolton Council and Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust have united to adopt the new community information solution, Talis Engage. Together, the councils will provide over 500,000 residents with the latest information about local and national clubs, societies and organisations in the Bolton and Wigan area.
As the first cross border authority adoption of the solution, this project enables citizens to access an even wider range of information at a higher quality, as a larger number of users upload, update and manage their own community information. As the user participation increases, there will be a significant transfer in ownership of information from librarian to user, whilst retaining robust and flexible notification channels.
Talis Engage is available to all libraries and local authorities regardless of your existing library management system. It facilitates the joining of community information databases, such as clubs and societies, local history, health information; whilst promoting one central point of access. Talis Engage is centrally hosted and therefore there are no hidden hardware, maintenance or licence costs for users, lowering the total cost of ownership and minimising staff administration.