Talis is announcing a technology collaboration with VitalSource to extend Talis Aspire's acquisition and content features. The relationship also provides UK universities with a simple and scalable means to acquire and deliver core e-textbooks directly into courses for students.
More than 50 percent of all UK universities use Talis to manage and deliver learning resources online. Millions of students discover the core readings for their courses through reading lists hosted via Talis Aspire.
"For six years now, we have worked closely with libraries to develop technology that seamlessly integrates learning and teaching workflows with library workflows," says Dave Errington, CEO of Talis. "We are delighted to be working, once again, with our customers to extend this to create a seamless and integrated process for acquiring and delivering e-textbooks directly into courses. Our alliance with VitalSource gives us access to proven technology to reliably deliver the content for consumption by students."
VitalSource is a leading educational technology company and the preferred choice among higher education institutions, faculty and publishers. The company has made it easier to create and deliver powerful learning solutions to more than 12 million students in 200 countries and territories worldwide, and has more than one million titles available in distribution from more than 750 education publishers.
"Students want to access their core-readings quickly. With millions of students finding out what they should be reading through online reading lists, Talis is already at the point of need," said William Chesser, VitalSource's vice president of business development. "We empower UK universities to source and deliver e-textbooks and other learning materials directly into courses in a seamless integrated manner, combining Talis' expertise in enhancing library workflows and acquisitions' efficiency with VitalSource's technology to deliver publisher content."
Talis and VitalSource will share further details about their plans at the upcoming annual conference Talis Insight Europe 2016, April 20 – 21, at the REP, Birmingham. Visit http://talis.com/insight for further details of this event.
Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 50 percent of all UK universities, to manage and deliver access to learning resources online. The cloud based SaaS system hosts nearly 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year. For more information, please visit http://talis.com .