Talis Aspire: course reading lists

Information to help academic staff create course reading material lists and manage copyright compliance.


To use Talis contact the Library or your Subject Librarian to arrange access for you. Once access is set up you will receive email invites from Talis to accept the roles of List Creator and List Publisher. Click on the link in the emails to validate your new account and create your profile.

Talk to your school administrators as there may be a school approach to training and support.

Create your profile

You only need to create a profile once.

  1. Sign in to Talis - http://victoria.rl.talis.com
    Note: remember to bookmark or favourite this page for later easy access!
  2. Click on Create a Profile.
  3. Complete the form and set your profile to Public. This will enable your students to search for lists you have created and published.
  4. Click Save Profile.
  5. If you are asked to accept a list publisher role, click Accept.

Install the browser extension or bookmarklet

The browser extension or bookmarklet allows you to add resources to your reading lists.

You will require the browser extension for Google ChromeMozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. For Apple Safari or Internet Explorer please follow the below bookmarklet instructions. 

  1. Make sure the bookmarks / favourites toolbar is showing on your browser. If you need help see our browser set up instructions or search internet for instructions on opening browser toolbars.
  2. From Course Reading Lists, click on My Bookmarks. You can take the tutorial tour or cancel.
  3. From the top right corner, click on Install Bookmark Button.
  4. Read the information in the pop-up screen and click Next once.
  5. Click and drag the Add to My Bookmarks button to your favourites toolbar.
  6. The bookmarklet should now appear in your favourites toolbar as Add to My Bookmarks - you can rename this if you want.

If you change computers or use different internet browsers you will need to install the bookmarklet button again.