Talis Aspire: Course reading lists

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


Your subject Librarian can assist you in identifying online alternatives to physical items and readings in print and help you update your reading lists.

What is Talis?

Talis is used by Victoria University of Wellington to create course reading lists and manage copyright compliance.

It is recommended course coordinators use Talis for all their course readings. It gives students one consistent place to access their readings.

Benefits include:

  • Enhance the student learning experience
  • Integration with Blackboard
  • Consistency across courses
  • Online access to library material
  • Structured and annotated reading lists
  • Reuse readings and lists
  • Quickly update readings lists
  • Collaborate and share with other staff

What must go in Talis for copyright compliance?

  • Digitised print book pages and chapters (sentences, paragraphs or sections)
  • Digitised print journal articles (full or partial articles or printed case law)

Links to online material are not required to be in Talis. The reading will need to be in Talis if copied for a printed course pack.

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