July 2013. Talis has announced that University College Birmingham has chosen Talis Aspire to both manage its extensive reading lists and to automate the management, storage and copyright compliance of its digitised textbook content.
University College Birmingham, is based in the city centre of Birmingham, the UK's second largest city. It currently provides Higher Education, Postgraduate and Further Education programmes to over 8,000 students, including 1100 international students from 65 countries.
"The library is central to supporting students with their learning and a key part of this is finding relevant resources and reading for their study. Talis Aspire supports us with this major enhancement to the student experience." said Deborah Findlay, Head of Library Services, University College Birmingham.
Find out more about University College Birmingham at www.ucb.ac.uk
More about Talis
Talis is a UK based software company whose mission is to apply technology and data to help transform education. The Talis Aspire Reading List module enables academics and librarians to find, bookmark, manage, publish and track usage of recommended learning resources for students. The Talis Aspire Digitised Content module enables digitised content referenced on reading lists to be managed and stored, whilst ensuring authenticated access to students and providing regular copyright compliance reporting.
The aggregated data in the Talis Platform consists of over 2 million resources (textbooks, ebooks, journals, documents, videos and web pages), recommended by academics from over 50 universities, and used by over 1 million students at campuses around the world. The data and the connections between users, subjects, courses, and resources represent an Education Graph. This graph is used to power a series of collective intelligence based features that use the knowledge of the whole system to help improve teaching and learning.