Course digitisations at Lincoln: Solving real
problems with Talis Aspire Digitised Content
Ian Snowley
University Libraria...
Overview
• Background
– University of Lincoln
– Library Strategy
– Digitisation – issues

• TADC
– Why
– How
– Immediate B...
University of Lincoln
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Some Numbers
Growth - International and Research
Ambitious
Focus on Student Experience and
...
Library Strategy
• Focus on Learning Development;
Research Support and Improving student
experience
• IT Strategy 2012 – D...
Digitisation Issues
• Necessary to meet academic needs (and
keep within budgets)
• Very time intensive (esp. record keepin...
Why TADC
• Complete solution – link to CLA & Talis Aspire
• Cost-effective
– We calculated staff costs of c£23k pa for exi...
How TADC
• Opportunity to bid for extra funds
– Not successful!
– But so important we re-purposed part of existing
budget
...
Immediate Benefits
• Supports development of Reading Lists
= better reading lists

• CLA spreadsheet being compiled in rea...
Future Development
• Currently Academic staff don’t access
TADC – because we’re using Aspire as
the ‘front end’
• So need ...
Questions?
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Ian Snowley (Library Director, Lincoln University) - An exiting discussion on how Talis Aspire Digitised Content aligned to Lincoln's strategic drivers to tackle real problems for librarians, academics and students alike.

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Course digitisations at Lincoln: Solving real problems with Talis Aspire Digitised Content (Open Day, 24th Oct 2013)

  1. 1. Course digitisations at Lincoln: Solving real problems with Talis Aspire Digitised Content Ian Snowley University Librarian
  2. 2. Overview • Background – University of Lincoln – Library Strategy – Digitisation – issues • TADC – Why – How – Immediate Benefits • Future Development • Questions
  3. 3. University of Lincoln • • • • Some Numbers Growth - International and Research Ambitious Focus on Student Experience and Engagement (Student as Producer)
  4. 4. Library Strategy • Focus on Learning Development; Research Support and Improving student experience • IT Strategy 2012 – Discovery, Aspire, Update to LMS (Horizon) • Aspire reading Lists – steady increase in take-up, centrally managed approach • Future plans – implement Library Services Platform (14/15)
  5. 5. Digitisation Issues • Necessary to meet academic needs (and keep within budgets) • Very time intensive (esp. record keeping) • Uncontrolled • High risk [CLA compliance]!
  6. 6. Why TADC • Complete solution – link to CLA & Talis Aspire • Cost-effective – We calculated staff costs of c£23k pa for existing approach – Meaning TADC results in a net saving year on year – Even without storage costs etc • Opportunity to implement before academic year (13/14) • Cloud based meaning easier/quicker implementation
  7. 7. How TADC • Opportunity to bid for extra funds – Not successful! – But so important we re-purposed part of existing budget • Implemented Summer ‘13 • Good support from Talis • Had hoped to ‘convert’ previous digitisations – But not possible in time – Electronic Library Services team stepped in to convert c1,200 items (c700 done/c500 ongoing)
  8. 8. Immediate Benefits • Supports development of Reading Lists = better reading lists • CLA spreadsheet being compiled in real-time (checkable = audit trail) • Compliance & Control – only source for digitisations • Real-time checking of exclusions etc • Time saved (ss/better workflow/simpler process) • Analytics – views/downloads/prints
  9. 9. Future Development • Currently Academic staff don’t access TADC – because we’re using Aspire as the ‘front end’ • So need to open up TADC to academic staff to unlock full work-flow benefits • Further work to enhance reporting • Increase take-up of Aspire Reading Lists
  10. 10. Questions?

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