Talis Product and Services Update - April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 Talis Product and Services Update

We can’t believe a year has passed since Talis Insight Europe 2018, and here we are ready to do it again. We are really looking forward to seeing many of you in Birmingham next week. Please do stop by the Talis stand to say hello and to collect your freebies.

Have you received an invite to New List Edit?

This month we have been enabling Early Access to New List Edit for even more of you. It is great to see people using and exploring the functionality. If you are interested in Early Access then please do raise a support ticket.

Summer approaching

With summer fast approaching you will be beginning to think about rollover, hierarchy updates and most importantly for those not yet transitioned New List View. If you are not yet using New List View then please do reach out to the Services Team so that we can advise and support you in making this transition ready for the academic year 2019/20.

What has been released this month?

Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL)

  • eBooks now have an option to link to the OpenURL if required. The exception is that OCLC library catalogue users should expect the default to be the OpenURL as the source of eBook links. We are considering the potential use of this for other use cases.
  • We have released an improvement to the OpenURL params formed from TARL item metadata to better match with the Link Resolver. Specifically adding rft.btitle for Book titles and rft.jtitle for Journal titles rather than use rft.title which has been deprecated from some Link Resolvers.
  • We are now filtering out loc.gov URLs from the web address field for TARL items and bookmarks when found in the Library Catalogue on matching the LCN or ISBN.
  • Time periods are now colour coded in New List View, these apply as follows, red when the time period is in the past, green for the current time period and amber for future time periods.
  • An issue had been reported with the display of dates in New List View and New List Edit in an ISO format, this is now resolved. 

Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC)

  • We have released an improvement to the rollover process. If a request has previously been referred due to 'source to be acquired' and the source set manually, when that request is rolled over we continue to check the source, however, if still unable to automatically detect the holdings we carry over the previous decision, removing this repetition. This should result in fewer referrals at rollover.

New ideas raised on the Talis Ideas Forum

The Talis Ideas Forum is a great opportunity to add ideas for enhancements to Talis Aspire. You can see what others have suggested and vote on their ideas. In the last month the following ideas have been added:

  • Warning when removing bookmark with digitisation attached - Vote here
  • Make the 'Request a new digitisation' window draggable - Vote here
  • Add field ‘Article Number’ as an option in the bookmarking process - Vote here
  • Add an option for "BL library privilege" in the "source of original" drop down menu - Vote here

What bookmarking recognisers have been created this month?

  • Google Scholar
  • Brepolis Medieval and Early Modern Bibliographies
  • Brown’s Books for Students
  • Internet Archive

Is what you are bookmarking working as you expect? If not please raise a support ticket.

Support Articles

New this month:

Developer Community

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

Do you have concerns about a support ticket you have raised?

If the urgency of the problem has increased and you now have tighter time constraints than before, please email Laura Unwin with your ticket details, and the reason for escalation along with your contact details. We will then work to review the issues and prioritise as appropriate and inform you of the next steps.

Have more questions? Submit a request


Please sign in to leave a comment.