Birmingham, UK, 16th August, 2018 . Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing, a leading global and independent academic publisher.
SAGE Publishing will provide Talis with the opportunity to expand into new markets whilst maintaining their existing relationships with customers and partners. Talis will continue to be run as a separate business by its existing management as a SAGE company from its offices in Birmingham UK.
This acquisition further expands SAGE's Technologies for Learning and Research by offering a strong product that responds to the evolving needs of the academic librarian, as well as of faculty and students and provides resources that clearly demonstrates the value of the library within the institution.
Karen Phillips, Senior Vice President, Global Learning Resources SAGE said: "Talis is a dynamic and talented group who have proven excellence offering Software as a Service alongside specialist knowledge of the academic library market. We are tremendously excited to support the growth and development of Talis's suite of teaching and learning solutions for Higher Education."
"The addition of Talis and their specialist skills is a strategic shift for SAGE as we expand our offerings into software that supports learning and research. By delivering technology solutions Talis is breaking down barriers to student success, responding to the evolving needs of academic librarians, and overall improving access to resources in Higher Education."
Talis Aspire connects faculty and students with key library resources and enables the librarian to use the reading lists to make efficient library purchasing decisions. Talis Aspire is currently used by over 1 million students accessing over 500,000 resource lists at more than 100 universities in 8 countries.
Welcoming the announcement, David Errington, CEO at Talis said: "SAGE's clear mission to build bridges to knowledge very much resonated with our own. SAGE's investment in Talis will enable us to continue doing what we do and to grow faster, serving more students, faculty and librarians in the global Higher Education market. We see clear synergies between our shared missions to support effective teaching and learning by providing the resources that enable good student outcomes in a digital age."
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.
Talis Group Ltd
Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 70% 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 over 1m students each year.