21 September, 2009. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) has become the latest higher education institution to choose the Talis library management suite.
The Academy has now gone live with Talis Alto, the library management system, as a part of their learning aims to "create a relevant, contemporary and flexible learning experience for our students which will transform them into effective, resourceful and creative arts practitioners".
In addition, the new OPAC, Talis Prism has also been implemented with a customised interface, designed specifically to suit RSAMD [http://prism.talis.com/rsamd/]. Over 29 million records can be accessed through the bibliographic database, Talis Base, and analytical performance indicators across the Academy can be extracted from reporting tool Talis Decisions. The supply chain efficiency tool, Talis Gateway, will also be implemented to tighten book procurement processes.
Working closely with the Talis consultancy team, the transition from SirsiDynix Horizon to the Talis LMS has been successfully completed over three months. Ranked number one in the UK for music education in the Guardian newspaper’s University Guide 2008, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’s library provides one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials for music and drama in the UK and internationally, for its approximate 700 students.
Caroline Cochrane, Head of Information Services, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama commented: "As a small specialist institution, it’s a big step to move systems, but from day one, we’ve felt wholly supported by the team at Talis. Our own staff and the team at Talis have formed a great partnership during the project, and we look forward to working with the system and the team well into the future. The Talis LMS is a great product and I’m sure our students and staff will be very impressed with the result. The library staff are certainly delighted!"
Dave Errington, CEO at Talis commented: "We are delighted to welcome RSAMD as a new Talis customer and look forward to developing a long term relationship with this leading institution."
Visit RSAMD's new OPAC at http://prism.talis.com/rsamd/, whilst more information about the Talis Library Management Suite can be found at www.talis.com/library, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 870 400 5090.