SAGE Publishing Announces Acquisition of Talis, Providers of Talis Aspire Resource List Management System (RLMS)
SAGE has acquired Talis, a technology company, and its enterprise teaching and learning platform, Talis Aspire, which is used by over 1 million students at more than 100 universities across 8 countries.
This acquisition marks an important step for SAGE as it moves SAGE’s product portfolio beyond content-led resources into technology solutions that support teaching, learning and research in the higher education institution. This new move is in response to the evolving student, researcher, and library needs.
Talis Aspire – a resource list management system (RLMS) – has demonstrably increased academic libraries effectiveness, by connecting faculty and students with key library resources. It enables the librarian to use the reading lists to make efficient library purchasing decisions.
Talis will continue to be run by its existing management as a SAGE company.
As librarians and faculty increasingly work to provide students with easy and immediate electronic access to key content resources, often via their learning management system (LMS) the RLMS has become established in UK libraries, with growing interest outside of the UK.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.