21 January 2009. Talis is delighted to announce that one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities, the University of Plymouth, has become the first Ex Libris LMS user to adopt Talis Keystone to integrate their Voyager LMS with their campus portal.
Previously, the University’s 30,000+ students were not able to access their library account details from within their Microsoft SharePoint University portal. In their aim to become "an enterprise-led university where innovation and creativity underpin all activities", the University has adopted the Talis Keystone Portal Integration module to enable users, via a single sign in, to access account details from within in the University portal.
This is possible as Talis Keystone communicates in simple, open standards that all systems can understand. This allows the relevant borrower account information (including the number of loans, fines information and overdue status) to be extracted from the Ex Libris LMS and displayed in the portal web pages.
Fiona Greig, E-Resources Development Manager at The University of Plymouth commented "Getting relevant information from Voyager into personalised portal sites has been a key requirement for the University for some time. With more resources available, and the increase in use of metasearch technologies, we have been aware that unique visits to the OPAC have been decreasing. This means borrowers sometimes miss key messages and information from the Library. By building a SharePoint integration we are maximising the positive impact of our new VLE and enhancing elements of the Library service."
Dave Errington, CEO at Talis commented "Talis Keystone has been very successful, as over 25 Talis Alto customers now utilise the integration solution. We hope to see many more projects with non-Talis Alto customers that will help 'join up' many more institutions in the future."
With the project now complete, the University of Plymouth are now evaluating their next steps to enhance integration at their library by adopting the online payment integration module of Talis Keystone, the ePayment Module.
For more information about the integration solution Talis Keystone, please visit www.talis.com/integration or alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0870 400 5090 to discuss your integration requirements.