Talis Aspire Discovery Integrations

Following user feedback that users would like to have direct access to their own holdings, Primo, EDS and WorldCat customers can now integrate their discovery layers with Talis Aspire. This allows your users to search and add resources from your institution's discovery system directly into their reading list.

How does this work and why should I use it?

The integration connects to your Primo, EDS or WorldCat discovery system via API. When a user searches for a resource, this will retrieve results only from your internal holdings, licenses and subscriptions. This includes books, journals, journal articles, videos, and any other resources that are available in your library's holdings. 

By using this method, a library can ensure that institution-owned resources are being used. This option is also a good way for academics to make swift updates to their reading list. Resources not held by the library can continue to be added to reading lists using our bookmarking extension

How to use the integration

In order to set up this integration, we will require some further details from you. Instructions for each of the compatible systems can be found at the links below:





Once this is set up, you just need to follow the steps below to use the integration.

1. In your reading list, hover over the area where you want to add the resource and click 'Add Resource.'

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2. This will launch the Add Resource modal. In there, you will see your recently bookmarked items. You can also search by title, author, ISBN or DOI for resources in your institutional holdings. These will appear under the heading 'Library Search.'

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3. To add an item, simply click the 'Add to list' button next to your chosen resource. This will add the item to your reading list.

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Please note: If you switch on this integration, this will replace the current integration with Nielsen Book Data that you may be using. See this support article for more information on that integration: Quick Add

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