Talis Product and Services Update - March 2018

Product Update Summary

We would like to update you on the progress of some of our key product development themes. Here is the March edition of the regular Product Update Webinars

Product Update March 2018

Full article link - Talis Aspire Product Update Webinar - March 2018

These webinars will recap on recent changes in both Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) and Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC), advising of features and improvements in development or planning, and refresher sessions on areas of the system at key points in the year. There will also be an opportunity  to ask questions during each webinar.

Please check our Events page regularly for details of upcoming webinars.

The next Product Update will be at Talis Insight Europe 2018, with follow up Webinars for APAC and Europe later in May.

Sign up for Talis Insight Europe 2018, 1st & 2nd May, Birmingham: http://talis.co/TIE2018z

What is Talis doing about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The EU GDPR aims to unify data privacy laws and is becoming enforceable on the 25th May. We are currently working on a project to ensure we are compliant by this date, this includes changes to documentation, contracts, policies, our products and internal staff training.

You can find out more about what we are doing here

If anyone has any specific concerns, we ask this is raised as a support case.


List View Refresh

We have enabled 78 universities with access to the new list view so that they can review the new functionality and consider their approach to rolling out to students. We have 13 universities from our beta phase that have already completed their rollout so that all of their lists appear in the new list view. We will be enabling more universities for staff side review in the next few months, you will be contacted when this is available for your tenancy.

Development has been steadily progressing on the new list edit functionality and this is a continuation of the list view refresh improvements. As we start to release those features, we will be working with universities that already have new list view access to further enable new list edit features at a time to suit their rollout to academics.

We have released an improvements around List Status Messages as discussed in the March Product Update.

If you have questions or wish to know more please raise a support case.

Considering your rollout options? Then the following article may help you in making your decision: Recommended steps to rollout the new list view at your University


Releases of Interest

Stay up-to-date with our releases by regularly visiting our Product Update page, where you can view all release information, including all improvements or fixes released in Talis Aspire.  The Product Update is available from the top navigation bar on the Talis Support site.  Releases that you may be particularly interested in are:

 Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL)

  • List Status messages for new list view covering the following
    • Time periods
    • Review requested
    • Rollover new version notification
  • New filters on the All list items with bulk actions report


Support Articles of Interest

Community Contributions

In a webinar last month,  we heard from Sue Abbot, Digital Library Manager, and Simon Foote, Library Liaison Officer, from the University of Exeter on how they uniquely structure their reading list team using matrix management to improve reading list workflows - Maximising Matrix management to organise reading lists (webinar)

You can access the recording here

 Our Community Contributions continue to grow. We cover a wide spectrum of topics from time saving top-tips to making the most of Google Analytics. If you have something you wish to share with others then please let us know by raising a support ticket.



Talis Aspire Reading Lists now supports bookmarking from over 260 different sources. You can see the full list of bookmarks that Talis supports in the following article - where can I bookmark from?

If you bookmark from a site and would like to see improvements, or if you’ve noticed that a site has been updated and isn’t bookmarking very well anymore, please raise a support ticket.


Developer Community

To join our developer community, please email consulting@talis.com.  To see past newsletters, please visit the Talis blog.


Things to Think About

Would you 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 call at a time that works for you and your team.

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

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