Alto - Capita's library management system
Chorus - LMS as a Service
Decisions - flexibility in management information and reporting for libraries
Income Manager - efficient income collection in libraries
Message - communicate effectively to your library users
Mobile - extending the reach of your library service
Soprano - the library in your hand
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Capita acquired the library management system business from Talis in 2011. Talis Group is left with the Reading List (Aspire) business. Talis exited its semantic web business in 2012
4 March 2011
'Capita Software Services today announces the acquisition of Talis Information Limited ('TIL'), a provider of library management software, for £18.5 million.
The software enables libraries managed by local authorities and higher education institutions to manage their lending process and resources such as books, journals and DVDs. It will also give library users access to rich bibliographic catalogues held by other libraries, such as The British Library or the US Library of Congress, and place orders for inter-library loans where possible.' ' For a useful brief summary and overview of the acquisition see ''Talis exits the library automation industry to focus on the Semantic Web'. By Breeding, Marshall. Library Technology Guides March 4, 2011
Abstract: 'In a move that allows Talis to concentrate on its growing semantic web business which has been its strategic focus in recent years, the company has divested its library automation unit to Capita Group, a large UK-based outsourcing company. Talis Information Limited, a business unit of Talis Group has been acquired by Capita Group, in a transaction valued at about $32 million dollars that closed on March 3, 2011. Capita Group ranks as one of the largest UK companies specializing in business process outsourcing and professional services'.
A few years prior to the takeover by Capita Talis was reconstructed and the then owners (BLCMP Ltd and an Employee Benefit Trust) voted to transfer ownership to a new company called Talis Group. Talis Information Limited was at that point wholly owned by Talis Group. The shareholders of Talis Group are the company staff and the local authority and academic institutions (around 60) that had previously been members of BLCMP. In 2013, following the sale of the LMS business to Capita, Talis group bougt back most of the shares
Estimated Revenues (UK and Ireland) £6.m.
Estimated Staff: 40