Recommended steps to rollout the New List Edit at your university


The New List Edit interface has been designed to be intuitive and in line with web design and browser capability that should be familiar to you and your academics.  How you choose to rollout this improved interface is up to your university.

This article is designed to talk you through the recommended steps and things to consider when rolling out the New List Edit at your university, including:

Step 1 - Timing of a change within the academic year

The New List Edit is available to all Talis Aspire universities, and has been initially granted to library staff via invitation to the 'V2 list edit' role. List publishers and academics will not be aware that anything has changed until you decide to enable New List Edit more widely.

As said above, when you choose to roll out the New List Edit is up to your university.

  • You may decide to enable all at once - many universities find starting a new academic year or semester with a new interface to be ideal timing for staff. 
  • You may also have some staff who are struggling and would really benefit from the improved experience provided with the New List Edit.  In this case you may choose to do a two part rollout where you enable some advanced adopters, before enabling for all at a more suitable time.

Timing is important so you may wish to return to this decision following a staff side review phase - see Step 2.

Step 2 - Library staff familiarisation - staff side review

When something changes on an interface that is used for devising teaching materials, this will raise questions from academics, so it's important that Library staff first have the chance to familiarise themselves with the changes so they are prepared to support others.

Talis have created a role that help with this stage of the rollout: V2 list edit.  As with other roles, you can send individual users this role using invites.


Once Library staff have this role and are using the new interface, it is a good idea to arrange a feedback session or focus group so you can discuss and plan the next steps in your rollout.

Step 3 - Academic awareness

Having reviewed the New List Edit interface you'll notice that it is more user friendly for creating and editing lists than the Classic List Edit. In fact because of this, you may find that you can reduce the level of detailed guidance you need to provide for your academics.

We know it takes time to create and update training and support materials. To support you in training your academics, Talis has created a set of guidance videos on the New List Edit that you can incorporate into your own materials.

Step 4 - Methods of rollout

Considering how you might rollout the New List Edit to your academics? There are two ways available for this:

  • Invite individual academics to be early adopters by sending them the V2 list edit role using invites.
  • Request Talis change your default list edit interface to be the New List Edit - raise a support case and we can discuss this option with you and confirm timings.

For further information, please refer to our support articles on New List Edit.

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