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Monash - Talis Aspire User Group presentation

  1. 1. Aspire Monash Library’s online reading list platform.
  2. 2. Agenda 1 Background • History Why Talis? • 2 • • Progress Improvements 3 • • A look at Aspire The future possibilities Moodle integration Academic staff creation rights Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 2
  3. 3. Background § Over 1,200 online reading lists for over 10 years. – Rationale § Microsoft Frontpage – Manual processes from coding HTML to constructing the citations and building the links Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 3
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  5. 5. Why Talis? § Service Review 2006-2008 – Aimed to create efficiencies in the service – Identify systems/software to underpin the workflow § Key reasons – track record to explore and embrace new technology developments – commitment to involve clients (libraries, students and academics) in the development of products – customer base Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 5
  6. 6. Progress 2011 § Creation of lists from scratch – Staff training – Project to copy links from FrontPage to Aspire § Partial implementation (Semester 2 lists only) – Concurrent systems to cope with “all of year” lists Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 6
  7. 7. Progress (2) 2012 § All lists in Aspire § Preliminary discussions with academic staff but Alma project took priority § More widespread use by staff of Talis Ideas Forum and e-list to exchange information 2013 § Steady state maintenance (Monash not Talis) § Migration to Alma – LCN migration Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 7
  8. 8. Improvements § Bookmarks – Searching – Editing metadata § Bibliography § Direct link to e-books within a list – option to create the link or not using a button – saves a step in reaching the resource § Statistics – Dashboard – CAL Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 8
  9. 9. A look at Aspire § Demonstration of a list § Resource types – – – – Digitisation Electronic journal link Book Webpage Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 9
  10. 10. Editing the List In Edit mode you are able to § Drag bookmarks to desired places on the list § Add notes for Students or Staff § Add/Remove bookmarks § Create ‘Sections’ § Edit Metadata Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 10
  11. 11. Student View When a student clicks on a link they will have a number of options for viewing the selected item: § Viewing the full title, author, publisher, etc. § Checking for a digitization § Viewing the item in the library catalogue Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 11
  12. 12. Aspire Pros and Cons Pros • • • • • • • • • Don’t have to master html code as in FrontPage Ability to bookmark any webpage Can have multiple tabs open to retrieve previously created bookmarks Easy to Publish a list and make copies Dashboard provides good overview of usage Ability to create headings and sections easily Cons • Inability to apply referencing style • Not all items bookmark correctly-requiring you to manually add metadata • A lot of ‘layers’ to get to metadata or direct item links Ongoing Talis support including an ideas forum Clean and simple interface Copyright control Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 12
  13. 13. The Future § Integration of Aspire into Moodle – The implementation of the new library management system, Alma, in 2012/13 has delayed the delegation to permit academics to edit their own lists. This is planned for trial in Semester 1, 2014 • It is hoped that this will deliver further efficiencies and an even better service into the future § Separate bibliographic records for each list being reviewed Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 13
  14. 14. More information Moodle integration at the University of Sussex, UK. • http://vimeo.com/61188252 Email addresses: § Ian.McGregor@monash.edu § Rod.Rizzi@monash.edu Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 14
  15. 15. Questions Talis Aspire User Group (Australia) Presentation 7 February 2014 15

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