Talis Product and Services Update - June 2016

Our product and service teams are always working hard to provide the best service we can to our customers and users. Find out about some of our latest Talis Developments.


Latest Talis Aspire Developments
You can stay up to date with our latest plans on our Development Focus.

  • Bookmarking – Talis Aspire Reading Lists now supports bookmarking from over 230 different sources. This month, we have added the following Bookmark recognisers:
    • Elsevier eLibrary
    • Academic Medicine
    • Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

You can see the full list of bookmarks that Talis supports.  Please take a look at the following article, where can I bookmark from?If there is a site that you use that you would like Talis to effectively bookmark from, then please raise a support ticket.

Google Analytics
We have run several webinars on Google Analytics over the past 18 months and have heard from a couple of customers how they are using them to drive academic engagement. We would like to run a webinar to encourage discussion from customers on how they are using the figures, what they are presenting to their Senior Management, how are these statistics helping with engagement and anything else related to Google Analytics. If you have something that you feel would be good to share (however small) with others then please do email Laura (lu@talis.com). We are not looking for full presentations but really just highlights to get a real mix of customer usage and to encourage one another to use them in our engagement.

This is a reminder that if you are planning to rollover in Talis Aspire Readings Lists and/or Talis Aspire Digitised Content and have dates in mind, please do let us know by raising a support ticket. We have already run one webinar for Europe and the recording is available here. We will be running two further dates/times for the webinar – Making your TARL and TADC rollover a success!. Please see the Upcoming webinars section for the registration links below.

Planning an upgrade or changing systems that Talis Aspire integrates with?
Planning an upgrade or changing systems that Talis Aspire integrates with? Talis Aspire integrates with systems such as your Library Management System, OPAC, Discovery Layer, Identity Providers and more, please let us know. We will be able to help you assess any potential impact this may have on your reading lists or copyright-cleared content service. The sooner we can begin discussions with you helps us to ensure we can schedule any work, if required, to support you in a smooth transition to your new systems.

Primo Interface changes – August 2016
We understand that the August release of Primo will include an interface change. So that we can understand the impact of the Talis Aspire Reading Lists Integration, please do raise a support ticket when you have an instance available in order for us to review.

Authentication changes? Upgrading Open Athens or Shibboleth? Moving to ADFS?
If you are working to upgrade Open Athens or other authentication systems, please do raise a support ticket and let us know.  There are some key things which you will need to be aware of to avoid your users losing access to their profiles. Read more.

Improving Acquisition Efficiency
We now have 70% of customers using the new Reviews 2.0 in a public beta. Using Reviews 2.0, will enable you to improve your acquisition efficiency.  If you are interested in learning more, we have also created a series of articles relating to acquisitions and review processes and set up that you may want to explore: Acquisitions and reviews overview.

If you are interested in joining the public beta programme, please raise a support ticket.

Developer Community
Join our developer community to find out more about APIs, and some of the technical nitty gritty that goes into successfully integrating Talis Aspire with university systems. If you would like to register to receive our developer community newsletter, please email consulting@talis.com. Find out what has been happening in June in our blog.

Things to think about
Would like to organise a review with the Talis team? This would be focusing on getting the most from Talis Aspire and ensuring Talis Aspire is working as efficiently as possible for your University. Please email Alison Spencer (as@talis.com) to organise a time that works for you and your team to have a call.


To keep up to date with the latest work that Talis are doing do check out our blog.

Kind regards,

The Services Team

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