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Talis Aspire Digitised Content at
Middlesex: The story so far
Talis Aspire Digitised Content Open Day
British Library, 17th March 2014
• Pre CLA Scanning Licence - No Service
• Since CLA Scanning Licence - No Service
Devolved system i.e. Academics uploaded content
independently with advice and guidance only.
– Required to check copyright and licence compliance
– Required to attach CLA Copyright Notice to PDF
– Required to report scanning to Copyright Officer
• Apprehension and very few scans.
Of those that braved the copyright & licence maze.
• No confidence in compliance and copyright checking
– checking process either inconsistent or non-existent entirely.
• CLA Copyright Notice or permissions info. not always attached
from - No scanning reported
- Not all scanning reported
- Absolutely any kind of upload reported
including excluded and unlicensed content.
Result = continuous auditing of VLE as much as possible.
Why did we continue?
• Academic freedom
• Lack of understanding of risks
• Lack of complaints i.e.
“If it ain’t broke…………”
Why the change?
• NSS scores and student expectations
More efficient provision and delivery of
online resources required.
• Acknowledgement of litigation risk
Finally some real examples of Institutions
paying huge sums for copyright
(Scare-mongering?.....…maybe a little)
Result = All change
• MyUnihub – Single sign-on Learning Space
• Talis Aspire Reading List
• LSS Digitisation Service
• Migration from Blackboard to Moodle
• Talis Aspire Digital Content
• Classic Athens to Athens LA
• CLA Licence
• Free student printing
• CLA had promised a copyright checking tool for a
• Talis was one contender
• Attended Talis Aspire Open Day, November 2012
where TADC was showcased
• Impressed by the potential, storage solution and
• Equally cautious if it could handle the vagaries of
copyright law and the CLA licence.
• Decided to trial TADC from March 2013.
1 month Trial ran March to June
• Testing it to the max
• All kinds of requests were raised by
Library staff and a few handpicked
• Many referrals generated
– Initial access and authentication issues
• Access given to all existing Talis users
• Wrong version of Athens
– Concerns with items not being identified
• as existing (OCLC etc)
• on our catalogue (print and e-resources) despite source
being from Talis Aspire Bookmark
• CLA API
– Concerns with CLA licence compliance & reporting
Problems Reasons & solutions
Concerns with items not being identified
•as existing (OCLC, xISBN, CrossRef etc)
•on our catalogue (print and e-resources)
•In CLA API
•Request metadata inconsistent or
•Catalogue data missing - Link
=Screen scrape of all CLA lists not
included in API – Title Search Tool
Concierge decision not always correct (mainly
= Concierge override option for
a) Direct publisher permissions
b) Incorrect CLA decisions i.e.
Departmental copy used
Global edition covered
Print/Download available to all Moodle widget designed and
CLA Copyright Notice not completed correctly Details still missing or incorrect
CLA Report not completed correctly Override items not included
Multiple ISBNs per item
Item previously requested/uploaded, not picked
up from the vault or wrong item uploaded
Still being investigated
Since adopting TADC July 2013
528 Live - 41 Referred - 172 Rejected - 13 Withdrawn
– Speed of turnaround
– Quality of Scans
– Being kept informed where not automatic
– Not having to worry about copyright and licensing
– Students are actually reading items because of easier
– Turnaround time of BL requests not fulfilled
– Turnaround time of rejected requests where direct permissions
– Students have to create a profile to access their readings
– Not yet rolled out to all subjects and modules
– Essential readings instantly available online
– Readings accessible with University disability software
– Why they need to create a profile to access readings
– Why all reading material isn’t available online
– Why all my modules don’t provide this
• Digitisation Team
– automatic checking and processing of majority of
– simplicity in using the product
– Professionalism and efficiency of TADC support team
– amount of referrals generated
– time it takes to investigate why referred
– time it takes to raise tickets and explain errors
– Vault operation needs attention
Overall Impression So Far
• Time saving on the whole with majority of
requests and generating reports (Debate as to
whether time saved is counter-balanced by
time taken resolving issues and overriding)
• Confidence that items going live are fully
• Potential to be much better with further
developments constantly being investigated
Wish List for the Future
• Remove/resolve Student Profile requirement
• Better integration and consistency with Talis Aspire
• Reduce referrals
– Better integration with external API’s and databases
identifying item or licensing e.g. xISBN, Crossref, OCLC, CLA
– Better integration with LMS and E-resources/databases
• More information/columns on ‘all request’ report
• BL Integration to redirect on failure to supply, to other
holding Libraries able to provide CFP copies e.g.
National Libraries of Wales, Scotland etc.