Campus Pipeline and Talis Join Forces to Help Universities and Colleges in the UK and Ireland

July 24, 2001

Library Technology Joins the Digital Campus

SALT LAKE CITY July 23, 2001 Campus Pipeline, Inc. and Talis Information Limited today announced a marketing agreement that will bring together Campus Pipelines Web-integration software and services with the United Kingdoms leading provider of integrated library systems.

Under the agreement, Talis will market the Campus PipelineLAKE Web platform as its portal of choice in the education sector. The two companies also plan to work together in developing integration between the Talis library and information resource software and the Campus Pipeline Web platform for the benefit of universities and colleges throughout the UK and Ireland.

Talis library systems manage the activities of nearly 30 percent of college libraries in the UK and Ireland. In addition to paper-based information, these systems increasingly manage the libraries growing digital resources.

“This relationship with Campus Pipeline will help institutions extend the service they provide to students and teaching staff,” commented Stephen Gray, managing director of Talis. “There are clear benefits in making the widest range of campus services available through a single outlet.”

The Campus Pipeline Web platform helps academic institutions become more effective, unifying diverse systems, resources and communities into a single digital campus. Because the platform integrates with an institutions student information systems, activities such as registering for classes, accessing Web-based email, viewing grades, and keeping in touch with community and campus events become easier, allowing students, academic and administrative staff to save time and manage their busy lives more effectively.

“This collaboration with Talis demonstrates the importance of supporting higher education initiatives internationally,” said Darin Gilson, chief operating officer, Campus Pipeline. “The Campus Pipeline Web platform is designed to unite the digital campus the online equivalent of every facet of campus life from the administration office to the classroom, and now to the library.”

About Campus Pipeline, Inc.

Campus Pipeline is a developer of Web-integration technologies and services for connecting the entire collegiate campus enterprise and was recently named one of Upside Magazines “Hot 100” private companies. The Company collaborates with colleges and universities to create comprehensive digital campuses for the delivery of information and services within higher education communities. Through the Campus Pipeline Web platform, the Company helps schools integrate campus communication, academic resources, administrative services, campus news, distance learning, and all other Web applications securely together online. More than 100 colleges and universities worldwide use the Campus Pipeline Web platform. The Salt Lake City-based Company is backed by investors including American Express, Dell Computer Corp, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, Lynx Technology, Meritech Capital Partners, Oak Investment Partners, and SCT and has strategic relationships with companies including Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, TIAA-CREF and WebCT. For more information, visit or call 888.682.PIPE.

About Talis Information

Talis Information is the UKs leading provider of library management systems, with 29% of universities and Higher Education colleges, and 21% of public libraries using Talis systems. In addition Talis provides systems to manage course resources and digitised image collections. It has a unique database of over 19 million bibliographic records that it supplies to customers. In June 2001 it launched for The Combined Regions a nationwide online book and resource discovery and interlending service, UnityWeb, which combines the holdings of over 400 libraries. More information about Talis can be found at

Laura Kvinge

Stephanie Miller