How to import a reading list as a RIS file

This article explains how to import a reading list to Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) as a Research Information Systems (RIS) file. This is useful when an academic may have a reading list from another source, such as a citation manager like Mendeley or EndNote. Or even if they have a reading list from a previous institution and wishes to use their resources within their current university's Talis Aspire Reading Lists tenancy.

  • From the My Bookmarks screen, click Add
  • Select Import citations 
  • Add in the RIS file saved from your computer 

You have the option to select a new list to import the citations to or add to an existing list.

Once the RIS file has been accepted the system will process the action to input the sources to the Reading List. 

The user will receive an email when this has been successful. 

When importing the file into a new list the list will be within the My Lists section of Talis Aspire Reading Lists. Please note that the list will need to be edited in terms of creating sections the list and adding reading importances and notes. 

Please also see related support article on How to export a reading list as a RIS file

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