To ensure that your Talis Aspire Reading Lists are visible to academics and students, many of our universities use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to lookup and link to a reading list from the item in the library catalogue.
For a detailed explanation of APIs, please see our Talis Webinar on APIs
Examples of library catalogue integrations
This short video introduces you to some examples of reading lists being shown in library catalogues. All the links in the video are mentioned below.
Members of our community have shared examples of where they have successfully used APIs in their catalogues.
Oxford Brookes University - Capita Prism
Oxford Brookes linked their Capita Prism library catalogue to Talis Aspire Reading Lists so that whenever an item is looked up within the Catalogue, Prism shows which reading lists that item is on.
University of Brighton - Capita Prism
University of Derby - Capita Prism
Examples of how linking to reading lists look to students can be found in the University of Derby catalogue
Aberystwyth University - Ex Libris Primo
Aberystwyth University added calls to Talis Aspire's item linking API to their Primo interface in two different places.
- At the search results level, Aberystwyth University search results
- At the item level: Aberystwyth University item level