Talis and Innovative Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Solutions for Academic Libraries


Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has partnered with Talis to enhance the student experience and deliver superior workflow efficiencies around course reserves and reading list management for academic libraries.

This partnership will provide the framework for further integration between the Innovative and Talis Aspire solutions, and to seamlessly connect students and faculty with the library’s physical and digital collections for better academic results. As academic library requirements change—and new opportunities for library success within the academic environment emerge—such cooperation will enhance the value libraries take away from both companies’ product offerings.

“As we consider how technology is transforming the way people learn, find resources, and perform tasks, we believe academic libraries will play a more active role in higher education in the future than ever before,” said Leif Pedersen, Executive Vice President, Product at Innovative. “Partnering with Talis will help academic libraries drive more value from their collections and achieve acquisitions efficiency with better data, ensuring our shared library partners have the highest quality solutions to effectively serve their institutions.”

Recognising the valuable role academic libraries play in higher education, the two companies are eager to continue providing quality services that address the challenges libraries face when serving others on campus. Enhancing the integration between Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Sierra will add greater value, in terms of staff efficiency and helping students quickly and easily access required course materials.

“We are delighted to welcome Innovative to join our growing partner programme. This is another example of Talis using a standards-based approach to seamlessly integrate our best of breed services with the providers that matter most to our customers,” said Mark Bush, Head of Commercial Development at Talis. “We look forward to working with Innovative for the benefit of our growing shared customers across Europe and Asia-Pacific.”

Innovative and Talis’ collaborative efforts demonstrate their ongoing commitment to serving libraries. To learn more about the value of Sierra for academic libraries, visit the Innovative website. For additional information on Talis Aspire, visit the Talis website.

About Talis
Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 60% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis services integrate with all major ILS and LMS solutions together with a range of authentication services, RROs, bookstores and providers. The cloud based SaaS system hosts nearly 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year. For more information about Talis, visit http://talis.com.

About Innovative
Innovative (www.iii.com) provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence – serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.