Leeds Beckett University are moving from their existing system, Rebus:List to Talis Aspire, in order to provide enhanced integration with their Library Management System, SirsiDynix Symphony. They will integrate Talis Aspire with their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard, to provide a more seamless experience for students and academics. They also aim to make use of Talis Aspire's reporting and acquisitions tools in order to streamline library workflows.
Arthur Sargeant SFHEA, Head of Technologies for Learning said "Leeds Beckett University is looking forward to working with Talis Aspire to provide a first class, intuitive and flexible system of seamless access to resources for our staff and students, embedded within the University's VLE. We have been impressed with the commitment and knowledge of our Talis Aspire colleagues and their unruffled attitude to getting our project from vision to reality in a short timescale. We look forward to our new reading list world in the Summer of 2018."
"We are pleased to welcome Leeds Beckett University to the Talis Aspire community, joining a wide range of universities across the globe. They have told us that they are committed to improve their approach to online reading lists and are already working with the Talis team to get these ready for the upcoming academic year. We look forward to supporting Leeds Beckett University in their goals to improve library workflows and provide a better student experience." said David Errington, CEO of Talis.
Leeds Beckett University is based in the centre of Leeds, with its roots in technical subjects, opening in 1824 as the Leeds Mechanic Institute. There are over 20,000 students, with 14% of these coming from outside of the UK.
Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 65% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis services integrate with all major ILS and LMS solutions together with a range of authentication services, Reproduction Rights Organisations (RRO), bookstores and content providers. The cloud-based SaaS system hosts over 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year.