Talis Product and Services Update - October 2016

Welcome to the October edition of the Talis Product and Services Update.

Product Update Summary
We would like to give you a progress update on some of our key product development themes; click here to get remind yourself of the Talis key development focus.

  • Reviews 2.0 update
    We are planning a series of improvements to Reviews 2.0, this will enable us to start the beta exit plan. You will start to see small incremental improvements and bug fixes from feedback we have received during this beta phase. One noteworthy improvement is that Reviews 2.0 now displays both the status of a digitisation request and the presence of an ebook link on an item record.
    We will continue to report on progress on this in the coming months.  If you notice an issue and want to ensure it is part of the planned improvements, please raise a support ticket.
  • New Reading List Student User Experience
    Over the last couple of months we worked with several development customers towards testing the new student list experience live with students during the first semester in the UK. This will be on an opt-in basis so students on selected courses can switch between the new interface and the existing interface. We will be working closely to gather feedback during this early adopter phase before opening this facility to others, though if you are interested in getting involved please do raise a support ticket.
  • Update to the All List Items report - Resource type filter
    We have recently made an improvement to the resource types filter within the All lists items report within Talis Aspire Reading Lists.  This filter can now be applied to this report to locate Audio-Visual Documents, Audio Documents and the legal resource types in Talis Aspire.
  • Primo Explore
    The August release of Primo included an interface change to Primo Explore. We have been working on the deep links and bookmarking ruleset with a few Universities keen to switch over at the start of the European Academic Year. We are pleased with the results so far, and are currently fine tuning the ruleset further with the examples sent from the early adopters. Please raise a support ticket when you have an instance available in order for us to review along with your proposed go live date.
  • Update on work with CLA (UK)
    As many of you have been aware, we have been waiting for the Copyright Licence Agency (CLA) to share the technical requirements in supporting the change to the reporting requirement; we have now received these, and are currently reviewing and in discussion with the CLA. Talis will be designing our approach to translating these technical requirements into the necessary enhancements to Talis Aspire Digitised Content. We will share more information as we understand the approach; in the meantime, please rest assured that Talis Aspire Digitised Content remains fully compliant, and will support the evolution in reporting that CLA have now put in place.


Latest Talis Aspire Developments

  • CLL New Zealand - Release update on transactional copy and out of print licenced reporting with Talis Aspire
    We have now completed the final elements of the support for the CLNZ licence in TADC. The outstanding elements were to support the capture of the transactional copy licence and out of print workflows, and the subsequent reporting requirements.
    Both the transactional copy licence and out of print options are available when a request exceeds the copy limit and these workflows occur outside of TADC.  
    They appear as options in the “Copyright obtained” menu. Selecting either of the options will also require the entry of the relevant reference number which will have been provided by CLNZ as part of your workflow. The only instance where the out of print option is not available is when TADC has detected that there is a later edition, as it is stated in the licence that this will be rejected by CLNZ.
    Each workflow is reported in a separate tab of the audit report according to the specification agreed between the University of Auckland and CLNZ. These tabs contain exactly the same information about the requests as the main tab, with the addition of a column which will be populated with the reference number.
    For information the report and how to enable the new copyright obtained options, please see our CLL reporting support article.
  • Support articles of interest:
  • Bookmarking - Talis Aspire Reading Lists now supports bookmarking from over 230 different sources. You can see the full list of bookmarks that Talis supports.  In 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. This month, we have updated several existing recognisers and added new recognisers for the following sites:
    • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
    • Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees


Get more from Talis Support
The Services Team are aware that our European universities in particular are experiencing a busy time, with the start of the academic year upon us. We are here to help, so if you have any questions, problems or you just want to touch base, let us know via Talis Support. For a reminder of how to use Talis Support please see this article, it also covers the escalation process.

How can I escalate a ticket?
If you feel your ticket is not being dealt with correctly, or if the issue reported is urgent or time bound you can escalate the ticket. To escalate please email Alison Spencer with your ticket ID number detailing your concerns and telephone number. We will then work to review the issue and prioritise as appropriate, before updating you directly. We are also happy to arrange a catch up call with each University so that you can raise concerns or discuss tickets of note.  If you haven’t had a call with us recently, please do raise a ticket and we will be touch to arrange. 

Developer Community
October’s developer community newsletter focussed on the LTI and why you might want to use it. Don’t miss out on next month’s newsletter. To register to join our developer community, please email consulting@talis.com.  

Upcoming webinars
If there is anything you would like to learn more about, or you have something you wish to share with others, then please let us know by raising a support ticket.  Previously presented and recorded webinars can be found here.

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 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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