May 17, 2022

SAGE Publishing Announces Acquisition of Talis, Providers of Talis Aspire Resource List Management System (RLMS)

From Today’s Acquisition Announcement:

2018-08-16_07-35-39SAGE 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.

Read the Complete Announcement

From a FAQ About the Acquisition:

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.

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