Using Digitisations with Talis Elevate

Institutions with access to both Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance and Talis Elevate can benefit from an integration between the two systems. This allows academics to use digitised resources from a reading list directly within Talis Elevate, while still ensuring that the institution complies with all copyright reporting requirements. In this article the full process of making a digitised item available in Talis Elevate is outlined.

Request digitisation


Digitisation requests will first need to be made from the reading list, ensuring that information about the course code and the time period when the item will be available are captured correctly. Full information about this process is available in our support article - Raising your first digitisation request from your reading list. Your Library colleagues may have done this on your behalf on a previous delivery of the module, and historic resources may still be available to you as digitised resources.

Once the digitisation has been processed by the library team and is set 'live', the requester will receive an email notification and this item can then be found and added to Talis Elevate. A short delay may be experienced in viewing the document in Talis Elevate while Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is applied to the document, enabling these resources to be read by assistive technologies.

Uploading digitisations to Talis Elevate


Once your resource has been authorised by the Library, you will be able to attach this to your applicable Talis Elevate module. If the module code for the course matches the module code for the list, then when you click on 'Add Resource' in the Module Manager, or launch the Uploader via LTI in the VLE, you will be able to quickly search for the digitisation, either by searching for the citation or 'digitisation' in the search tool for 'previously uploaded resources' to add the resource to the module. The coversheet which is generated by Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance will also be retained, meaning this resource will have an expiration date as set at the point of the digitisation request.

Interacting with digitisations

Once the digitisation has been uploaded, the link to the item on the reading list will point to the version hosted in Talis Elevate. This ensures that student users will have a consistent experience when using the content, with all the additional functionality provided by Talis Elevate, whichever route they take to access the material. Statistics relating to views, prints, and downloads of the content will also be collated to ensure accurate comparisons with other digitisations for reporting purposes.

We are continuing to work on further enhancements to this integration and will update this support article as new features become available.

Please note, if your reading list is attached to two modules, you will only be able to 'deploy' digitizations in Talis Elevate on the first module. These digitised resources can only be re-used on a single Talis Elevate module. 

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