Talis RLMS – removal of legacy List View and Edit

FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED period of parallel running, the legacy List View and List Edit functions has been withdrawn (11 January) from Talis Aspire.

This means that all list editing, updating and publishing operations in the RLMS now take place within the New List Edit environment.

LLR moved to the New List functionality as a default in September 2019, but the legacy List operations had continued to be accessible since that time.

Talis have completed the withdrawal process now that all customers have moved over to the new style functionality.

Talis have updated walkthroughs for different elements of New List Edit on their site, including guides to:

Also available from Talis is a New List Edit – Overview and a collection of New List Edit – guidance videos.

There are no changes to the way that students access and make use of lists, but guidance for library teams and for list editing academics may need to be updated to take account of the final withdrawal of this earlier version functionality.

RLMS and eZproxy services working normally once more

THE TECHNICAL ISSUES that were affecting authenticated access to the Resource List Management System and to electronic resources using the secure eZproxy service have now been resolved.

Both services are now working normally once again.

Any student or staff member who has encountered either error is advised to close and re-open their browser in order to launch a fresh login request to either or both systems.

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RLMS – login currently unavailable

THE LIBRARY IS working with providers Talis to recover login functionality in the Resource List Management System (RLMS).

At present, while read-only access to resource list content is unaffected, attempts to log in to the RLMS resolve to a error page indicating that access is ‘unauthorised’.

A further update will follow once login services are working normally once more.

UPDATE, 12:55: The issue has now been resolved.

Talis - 'Unauthorised' error message

Talis RLMS changes: integrations updated

A screenshot from an RLMS list, showing a number of resources in summary view

FOLLOWING TALIS’ DEPLOYMENT of upgrades to the Resource List Management System this morning, integrations with connected library services have been updated.

Talis Aspire connections have been reviewed (and revisions deployed as required) for the following applications:

  • NOW: The RLMS widget, which displays information about a module’s matching resource list, the number of items on that list, and the date of most recent update (together with a deep-link to the resource list in Aspire) has been re-enabled;
  • Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro: The ability to ‘Send to my RLMS bookmarks’ from an LOS search result is active;
  • SFX: The function that allow academics to ‘Save this resource to your Resource List Management System (RLMS) bookmarks’ is running normally;
  • Copythat: Real-time and scheduled confirmation of matches between requested items and the current resource lists are both running as usual;
  • Relic: The ability to check for the presence of a LCN, DOI, ISSN or ISBN on a current resource list has been reinstated;

Upgrades to the resource list widget in the Engage VLE platform used to support Distance Learning provision are under review by the Wiley technical team. In the meantime, deep-links to the matching Aspire resource lists are being added to all DL modules to provide ongoing access pending completion of the technical works.

UPDATED, 19 NOVEMBER: Wiley have been able to update the resource lists widgets on the Engage Distance Learning platform, which are working normally once more.

Talis deploy RLMS changes: integrations require update

A screeshot of a resource list showing selected items

TALIS HAVE THIS morning deployed some configuration changes to our RLMS tenancy that will improve both the security and resilience of the service.

These changes will not affect the current operation of list creation, editing, publishing or review, or the collection of bookmarks or the management of profiles.

However, these changes do require that the integrations that the library has developed between the RLMS and other services (such as NOW, LOS and SFX) need to be updated to align with the new settings.

There may be some temporary disruption to these integrations (such as RLMS widgets and library apps such as Relic) while this work is completed – the first such upgrades have already been deployed and are live.

A further update will follow once all existing integrations are confirmed as in sync with the new protocols.

RLMS upgrades: improvements, enhancements and new functions

Details of some of the key improvements to the Resource List Management System (RLMS) being introduced in April 2013, are described in the following short vid-casts (which come complete with audio).

More detailed ‘Change’ reports

RLMS - Change report


Improvements to ‘List’ view

RLMS - List view


My Bookmarks – ‘Citation’ view

RLMS - My Bookmarks - Citation


‘My Profile’ – Reading intentions and Notes

RLMS - My Profile - Notes and intentions


Improvements to ‘Search’

RLMS - search improvements