Read the new report in our Librarian Futures series that shares research findings about contrasting librarian and student perspectives on the undergraduate workflow.
Get to know our Managing Director, Matt Hayes, in this interview blog. Matt discusses his career so far, winning the BETT Award for Lean Library Futures, and what sets Technology from Sage apart.
Read our news update on our investment into Skilltype: a talent management platform codesigned with libraries to improve access to quality training resources in line with changing patron needs.
A suite of library technologies that improve your patrons’ workflow
Whether used individually or in combination, our suite of technologies put the library back into the heart of your patrons’ workflow. Browse our suite below to learn more.
Put your library on your patrons’ shoulder via an extension on their browser. Lean Library simplifies online access to library content and open access alternatives, and embeds library collections and services into the patrons’ workflow.
Create and manage resource lists with an online platform used by over 100 universities worldwide. Talis Aspire connects faculty and students with relevant library holdings and integrates seamlessly with your existing systems – streamlining acquisition decisions for your library.
Encourage student collaboration and engagement with a platform that brings discussion into the heart of teaching materials. Talis Elevate enables collaborative annotation in 17+ content types, while giving academics insights into student interactions to fine-tune teaching.
Give library patrons an easy and intuitive way to discover, read, annotate, write and share research with an award-winning online reference management tool. With intuitive and customizable features that enable collaboration, Sciwheel is where research comes together.
For work that flows
Our technologies put the library back into the heart of the patrons’ workflow, improving patron productivity and efficiency as they discover, access and engage with content for studies and research.
Your library, amplified
Technology from Sage redefines and amplifies the power of the academic library. We increase the library’s value both on and off campus, prepare your library for the future, and are backed by the Sage name you already trust.
Enhance discoverability and streamline access to library holdings
Promote and increase usage of your library’s resources and services
Improve the patron workflow to increase productivity and efficiency
Gain insights that support acquisition decisions and save time and money
Supporting libraries around the world
Improving the workflow of library patrons at all stages
references saved to Sciwheel
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resources lists created on Talis Aspire
But don’t just take our word for it…
Read some testimonials from our users below.
(Sciwheel) It’s the best scholarly tool I’ve seen so far, in terms of its practical usage!
For the University of Gloucestershire, Talis Aspire is much more than just reading list software. It brings together learning resources from a range of sources and embeds them into our Virtual Learning Environment.
At the University of Auckland, Talis Aspire is a key component of our collections strategy. We run daily reports to ensure that our purchases align directly with current teaching and learning at the university.
Talis Elevate uses my institution’s existing Learning Management System, enabling me to develop a more transparent and adaptive design and delivery of flipped learning.
The collaboration with Lean Library has been productive and exciting. We’d both spotted aspects of single sign-on that can be improved and working together, we’ve taken steps forward in creating a superior experience. We have removed the hoops and hurdles users sometimes need to jump through and over.
The installation and ongoing dialogue with Lean Library was exemplary; always consistently helpful and very responsive. I am not necessarily very technically minded but Daniel – our Lean Library contact – guided me through all the necessary steps at our end.
The implementation of Lean Library in Mersey Care has contributed towards a 45% increase in online journal usage…
The judges applauded (Lean Library) for the clear proposition that added real value for students and lecturers, bringing libraries into the 3rd millennium, starting with looking at how students work and replacing traditional approaches. Judges were particularly impressed by ease of use, and a recognition of the social nature of learning in higher education.
By using the assist messages within Lean Library, we are also able to inform users of known issues with suppliers or websites, saving the user and library team time in answering questions before they are raised.
We’ve used Lean Library for several years and I’m going to be honest – it’s one of my favourite bits of library technology!
Having invested so much time to provide our patrons with library training materials, we want to see them used. With Lean Library Futures delivering our LibGuides into our patrons’ workflow, we have seen usage for a LibGuide increase by 450%.