New capabilities in Talis Aspire support the identification, institutional acquisition and delivery of core eTextbooks directly into courses for students.
Talis Aspire reduces the barriers to start or pilot your first core eTextbooks project. When you decide to roll this out to more programmes or your entire institution, Talis Aspire will make it easy.
- Nick Woolley, Head of Library Services, Northumbria University.
Watch a short explainer video about the new capabilities in Talis Aspire to support the identification, acquisition and delivery of core eTextbooks directly into courses for students.
Talis Aspire already enables 65% of UK universities to manage and deliver course-related resource online. Our new workflows support the delivery of core eTextbooks directly into courses.
Our new embedded workflows makes it easy to liaise with faculty to engage them in the selection process. Once the academic specifies their textbooks, the library can then review and refine these selections. Talis Aspire is also uniquely placed to facilitate academic libraries to collaborate directly with publishers, negotiate and place orders.
When your eTextbooks are ready, Talis Aspire automatically provisions them directly into courses. Students will discover their eTextbooks seamlessly in their online reading lists or from within their Learning Management System. With a single click, they will access their eTextbook via the Talis Player with rich learning and collaboration features.
The Talis Player generates detailed insights from students engaging with the eTextbooks. This data is available to the academics to help shape better learning and teaching. The engagement data is also surfaced within the acquistions process to support evidence-based decision making for the library.
In our first pilot project with De Montfort University we have delivered eTextbooks to more than 2,100 students. This initiative delivered titles from five major publishers embedded directly into courses for academic year 2016-17.
“De Montfort are delighted to be involved in a pilot to embed core texts across a suite of programme modules. This will enhance the student experience through the provision of the text but also ensure it is embedded in their teaching. The subsequent review of text use and student engagement will provide a valuable resource to support student transitions into and through higher education, thus providing them with the best academic experience.”
- Alan Brine, Head of Archives and Resource Management, De Montfort University
Photo credit: A long time ago...
Hear a summary of the interview with Nadia Svirydzenka, an academic at De Montfort University, on her experience of using eTextbooks on her course. This was presented by Arunn Ramadoss, Head of Marketing at Talis, at the recently concluded Vital Source Digital Discovery Day in London.
There is no need for complex and artifical content discovery strategies. Students can find and access their resources from their official reading lists and Learning Management Systems.
Student access their eTextbooks with a single click, delivered via the Talis Player and deeply embedded in their learning context - at the point of most need.
Analytics provide rich insights into student use and engagement with resources to inform and demonstrate success of your initiative.
Engage your time-starved academics through simple easy-to-use workflows informed by the data in existing reading lists.
You will be able to build and refine core eTextbooks collections within Talis Aspire for purchase directly from publishers.