Talis support

Library support for creating and managing copyright compliant course reading lists with Talis Aspire

About Talis Aspire

Talis is used by Victoria University of Wellington to create course reading lists and manage copyright compliance. Students can then access these lists via Blackboard.

The University reports on copyright compliance to Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) based on Talis reports.

Course Coordinators are responsible for setting up their course reading lists (this can include links to online materials, electronic journals and database articles from the Library’s subscriptions and digitised materials such as book chapters). Your school may provide support staff for this task. Contact library@vuw.ac.nz to arrange access.

Talis support and training

The Library team have created a series of short Talis Aspire instructional videos to assist academic staff.

Contact the Library or your subject librarian to request further support or training.

Why use Talis?

  1. Access – Students can access the list through Blackboard using different devices. Students are logged in to seamlessly access subscribed content provided by the library.
  2. Saves students money – Reading material for students is available at no cost online.
  3. Adding different media – Add any type of resource to a reading list. Add notes providing reading guidance to students. Reading lists are flexible and can be built and updated as the course progresses, giving students the latest information on course content.
  4. Statistics on reading material – View statistics on the number of students accessing the reading list and providing feedback on each reading.
  5. Copyright – All material on the Talis Aspire reading lists will be automatically checked for copyright compliance ensuring you’ve met University obligations.
  6. Linking with Library content – Working with Library content ensures the resources needed for teaching are available and online access is streamlined for students.