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Make learning and research easier

We know that the right technology can remove barriers to knowledge. So we’ve curated a portfolio of specialized digital services for librarians that streamline your patrons’ learning experience – from managing resource lists to accessing online content to discovering archival material. Together, we call them Technology from SAGE.

An independent spirit

We believe that independence sustains innovation. It’s been baked into SAGE’s DNA since 1965. So we’re making sure that each service holds on to the spirit of a startup, with the same people and processes. That means you’ll be speaking directly with the experts, not a call center.

The freedom to choose

We don’t lock you into big deals. Our services can be used individually, or together, and integrate with your existing library infrastructure. However you choose to use them, they help amplify the library’s value on campus.

The support of SAGE

Each service is backed by an established name you already trust. From our long experience of online publishing, we know what the biggest frustrations are for students and researchers. We chose these services for their deep expertise in solving them. And with our support, you can be sure they won’t be here today, and gone tomorrow.

Our portfolio of services includes:

Talis Aspire

Resource list management technology from SAGE

Create and manage resource lists online. Talis Aspire connects faculty and students with relevant library holdings and integrates seamlessly with existing systems. And it’s used by over 100 universities worldwide.

Visit Talis Aspire to learn more

Talis Elevate

Collaborative annotation technology from SAGE

Encourage student collaboration and engagement, with a platform that brings the discussion into the heart of teaching materials. Talis Elevate also helps academics learn more about student interactions and identify who may need more support.

Visit Talis Elevate to learn more


Lean Library Access

Resource access technology from SAGE

Simplify online access to library content and Open Access alternatives, with one easy-to-use browser extension. As the most comprehensive solution of its kind, Lean Library Access helps libraries drive usage, increase visibility, and save money.

Visit Lean Library Access to learn more

Lean Library Futures

Workflow services technology from SAGE

Embed your services and collections into the patron workflow, whether they start on Google Scholar, PubMed, Wikipedia or beyond. This premium service puts the library at the center of the student and researcher experience.

Visit Lean Library Futures to learn more



Archival discovery technology from SAGE

Manage and showcase your archival collections and make use of powerful search and presentation tools. Use Quartex to create engaging websites and digital exhibitions that give patrons access to collections in new and innovative ways.

Visit Quartex to learn more




We know the library is fundamental to learning and research on campus.  We have worked with one of our portfolio businesses, Lean Library, to commission a major piece of research to explore emerging technology needs from libraries around the globe and how the role of the library is evolving.  Register to receive your copy of our Librarian Futures Whitepaper.