Product Updates

New releases and fixes for Talis Aspire

This page lists details of new releases and fixes for Talis Aspire, beginning September 2020.

Release Update - 10th November 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance] Following feedback and compliance requirements with certain copyright licences, we identified a need for copyright teams to have the ability to fully delete a scan in the vault so that it cannot be used in future.

For further details see Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance - Deleting a scan from the vault

Release Update - 8th November 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance]

We have upgraded the Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance request form

Why the change? 

  • Using newer technology for consistency across our product suite, for ease of maintenance and future development
  • To increase ease of use with inclusive and accessible design solutions, to help navigate and guide users
  • To support additional resource types and additional licences, starting with Music Scores for the Australian Tertiary Music Agreement.
  • Pave the way for localisation in the future

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • University of Southampton Digital Library

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 5th November 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Geological Society of London Publications 

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 25th October 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Journals
  • Science.org Journals

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 19th October 2021

Fix

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance] A recent change to the CLA API has resulted in all requests being referred as permissions could not be determined, we have made a release to restore expected behaviour.

Release Update - 7th October 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Zenodo

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 6th October 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] We have made an update so that when a user submits feedback from the link at the top of each page of Talis Aspire, if they are reporting a problem from a particular list then the list URL is included in the email the library receives so they can more easily investigate.

Release Update - 24th September 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Overdrive

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 22nd September 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] We have made an update to the Find Other Formats / Editions button in the Reviews area. When a Chapter bookmark appears here and the Find Other Formats option is selected, we will now use the book title metadata to do the lookup, echoing the approach in the Reading Lists screen.

Release Update - 15th September 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] We have reordered the Reviews screen so that the Review Outcomes audit trail now appears above the vendor information. This change was made based on user feedback on how users navigate this part of the system.

Release Update - 13th September 2021

Fix

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] Corrected the text for Canadian users of Management Information Dashboard to better reflect the clarity around data gathering.

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] Improved bookmarking for Heritage users when multiple authors are listed for a book.

Release Update - 19th August 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • DALLOZ Bibliothèque
  • The Lancet

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 10th August 2021

Fix

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] Released a fix for Primo users, addressing an issue where the UResolver was sometimes not pulling through a URL when an ebook was bookmarked.

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following site:

  • College and Research Libraries

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 3rd August 2021

Improvement

Browns Books For Students is now available as an optional book supplier in the List Item view. Please raise a support ticket if you would like this enabled.

Release Update - 19th July 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following site:

  • Techstreet

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 15th July 2021

Fix

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] When users have a role revoked, these roles were still displaying on their Profile screen, even though they were no longer operating. We've made a release to ensure that when a user's role is revoked, this will be reflected accurately on their profile screen.

Release Update - 6th July 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • UK Woodland Associaton Standard (UKWAS) 
  • Reed-Monitor

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 25th June 2021

Fix

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance] We have made a release that ensures that if a music score resource has a page range, those details are passed along in the digitisation request.

Release Update - 22nd June 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] We are pleased to share that we have made a change relating to the functionality visible on small screens and high zoom. Now when you view a reading list on eg. a mobile phone or zoomed in on a laptop, the Table of contents and other filters remain visible, allowing students to quickly locate sections and items. The view online button and action buttons on each item also remain available on smaller screens and high zoom.

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Release Update - 15th June 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Journal of Clinical Oncology

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update 8th June 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] As part of our commitment to improving the accessibility of reading lists, Talis has updated the colours used in the Student reading intentions icons. These icons now take on the colour of your tenancy's links. This improves the contrast of the intention options against the item background colour.

Release Update - 24th May 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance] We're excited to announce an improvement related to rollover in Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance. Requests that are linked to items that have been deleted from lists are now able to be archived during the rollover pre-flight checks. By selecting to archive the request you are removing it from the available for rollover screen, ensuring that you don't repeatedly pick up the same request only to have to remove it from the queue moments later.

Release Update - 5th May 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Oxford Law Trove

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 30th April 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance for APAC] We’re excited to announce the release of a much-anticipated feature for users of Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance - Shared Vaults for Australia and New Zealand. This feature allows your institution to review and use PDFs that have been created and uploaded by other institutions using Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance in Australia and New Zealand. Note these vaults are separate for each region, so New Zealand universities are only sharing within New Zealand, and Australian universities within Australia.

For more information see our support article: Shared Vault in Talis Aspire.

Release Update - 28th April 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • IEEE Explore
  • Press Books

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 13th April 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance] Following our recent work to add music score as an item type in Talis Aspire, the All Requests screen now allows you to filter requests by resource type including chapter, page range, article). This screen also features a coloured tag, enabling you to see the resource type of the request (eg. Book, Article).

Release Update - 9th April 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • La Trobe eBureau
  • DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
  • ResearchSPAce - Bath Spa University

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 24th March 2021

Improvement

[Talis Aspire Reading Lists] We're pleased to announce that we have improved the definition around sections on lists, following feedback from our community. Sections now feature a side border, allowing users to clearly identify where they are on the list (ie. which section they are within). This is present when editing or viewing the reading list.

Viewing a list:

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Editing a list:

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Release Update - 23rd March 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week so far for the following sites:

  • Bloomsbury Architecture Library
  • Bloomsbury Design Library

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 22nd March 2021

Improvement

[ICLA Copyright Clearance] Changes have been made to Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance in response to the update for the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency licence (Sept 2020).  These changes are:

  • An update to the wording at the top of the request screen, including adding links to the exclusion list. 
  • An update to the wording and information included on the cover sheet for your digitisation bundles.

More information on the ICLA licence can be found at:

Release Update - 17th March 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
  • Bloomsbury Popular Music
  • Bloomsbury Screen Studies
  • JSTOR

If you notice a website/database that is not bookmarking well, please do raise a support ticket. More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from?

Release Update - 16th March 2021

Fix

[List Integrations report] We a pleased to share that we have now released a fix so that when the List Integrations report has been used to turn off the Perlego integration on a specific list/s, Perlego does not show on the list. Previously, if you had used the List Integrations report to turn off Perlego on a list, Perlego options were still displaying.  Note that this was specifically when the Perlego integration option had been selected as Off from the Integrations report, overriding your tenancy default integration setting.

If you have any questions or issues regarding this functionality, please do raise a support ticket.

Release Update - 12th March 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • Drama Online
  • OVID

More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from? 

Release Update - 4th March 2021

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • FigShare
  • Informit
  • New York Times
  • OVID

More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from? 

Release Update - 26th February 2021

Fix

We are happy to announce that we have resolved the issue relating to the View Online button and Link resolver/OpenURL links for Chapter bookmarks. Now when you select to use the OpenURL as the "link to" option for a Chapter bookmark, the View Online button will appear on your list item. OpenURLs are generated using the link base you have provided to Talis, and the metadata contained within the bookmark, looking to match the item with your online holdings.

Release Update - 15th February 2021

Improvement 

[All customers] We are excited to announce that the "Music scores" resource type is now available in Talis Aspire Reading Lists, enabling you to more accurately describe your music scores on reading lists. For more information on resource types available, please see What resource types are supported in Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

 

Release Update - 8th February 2021

Fix

[All Customers] We are pleased to advise that the "Report broken link" functionality is now available when viewing an individual section of a reading list (eg. when a section has been linked to via LTI). For more information on enabling this functionality on your reading lists, see our Report a broken link from a reading list support article.

 

Release Update - 15th January 2021

Improvement 

[Canadian customers] When a reading list is associated with a time period that has either not yet started or has already concluded, a banner is presented on the list notifying staff and students of this information. Based on feedback we have received from our Canadian community on the format/ordering of the date within this message, we have now updated this format for Canadian tenancies to be YYYY-MM-DD in line with the ISO standard international date format.

Example message: This list relates to the term Academic Year 2021/22 which does not start until 2021-09-01

 

Release Update - 14th December 2020

Improvement

[This is currently available to UK customers only] Again, based on your feedback we have added into Talis Aspire a new List Integration Report which offers the flexibility to apply either Perlego integration version on a department or list-by-list basis. This is a bulk action so only accessible to those who have ‘view reports’ and ‘bulk actions’ permissions (unless you have made this more widely available applicable to System Administrators by default).

For more information please see our List Integrations Report support article

Release Update - 11th December 2020

Improvement

Based on feedback we have received from you, the Talis Aspire community, we have separated the availability information on items so that, at a glance, users can identify the specific availability information they are looking for. New headings are "Library availability" and "Alternative availability".

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Release Update - 3rd December 2020

Improvement

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • Alexander Street Press
  • Film on Demand

More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from? 

Release Update - 27th November 2020

Improvement

We have released 3 improvements this week:

Student numbers - we have added validation checks to student numbers, meaning student numbers must be numbers only - this safeguards against any accidental spaces.

Emails generated by Talis Aspire (eg. list publisher invitations, report export notifications, etc.) now contain the https version of your tenancy web address.

Bookmarking improvements this week for the following sites:

  • Asia Pacific Journal
  • Australian Humanities Review
  • Curio.ca
  • History in focus
  • [in]Transition
  • Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media
  • The Atlantic
  • Tate papers

More information on where you can bookmark from is in this support article: Where can I bookmark from? 

Release Update - 11th November 2020

Improvement

We have released a new integration with Ebook Central which is available in the Reviews area. The integration displays the various Ebook models available from Ebook Central for a given title, as well as pricing that is unique to your institution, to aid with purchasing decisions. More information is available in this support article:

Enhanced supplier integration in Reviews - Ebook Central

 

Release Update - 14th September 2020

Improvement
Students can now see which items on their Talis Aspire Reading List are available in Perlego, and they’ll be able to click straight through to the item page on the Perlego site. They’ll also be able to click through to get a free trial with Perlego (they can hide this banner at any stage).

To support this update, we’ve created some support materials which you can find here:

 

Release Update - 11th September 2020

Improvement
Talis Aspire Copyright Clearance can now fully support the workflows of the CLA and ICLA COVID-19 Relaxations. Talis has prioritised this development to support this change in the ruleset. Following an evaluation of the value to our users in these unprecedented times, we felt that this is a valuable temporary addition to the service.

Full details can be found in the updated supported article:
COVID-19 Relaxation to the CLA HE Licence - Talis Aspire

The change consists of the extent override option in addition to the normal workflow:

  • Override extent up to 20% or 2 Chapters (whichever is the greater)
  • NOTE: To apply the 20% or 2 Chapters, the publisher must be on the participating list.
  • Please do take time to remind yourself of the conditions - https://cla.co.uk/HE-licence-terms-amended-covid19 or https://www.icla.ie/he/ as you are manually overriding with your own judgement in light of the relaxations.

If you have had the need to use the relaxation prior to the full workflow being in place please do use Replace Request, so that we can now track and send the data monthly to the CLA on your behalf.


If you have any issues using the new functionality, please do raise a support ticket.

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