The Library collaborates with academic staff to ensure that resources for students, both in print and online, are in the right place, at the right time, and in the right format. An important part of this process is the sharing of reading lists.
The University’s template for all Blackboard modules includes a Reading List button to provide a 'one-stop shop’ for finding resources referred to within modules. The ultimate aim is to enhance the student experience by providing seamless access to online resources such as eBooks, online newspapers and journals (or specific articles), scanned book chapters, websites, media as well as 'live’ links to the Library Catalogue for books, CDs, DVDs and other physical materials.
The University has invested in reading list software, Talis Aspire – a flexible system which better meets the demands of today’s students. All reading lists online are created and maintained in this enhanced format.
Benefits for academic staff include:
Benefits for students include:
From a library perspective, it provides more effective tools for compilation, maintenance, review and assists the acquisitions process.
This is an example of how a reading list appears. A student can access their reading list in the appropriate Blackboard
module, by clicking the Reading List button.
The Digital Resources Librarian, Rachael Johnson, coordinates the creation of online reading lists and Blackboard module links to it. Our software however, offers tools that enables academics to create and manage their own reading lists online.
To discuss online reading lists for your module, please liaise with your Faculty Librarian. Library staff can assist you with the creation of reading lists or create them on your behalf.
Using any substantial extract from a book, journal, webpage etc. will usually need express permission from the owner/publisher.
For further guidance and advice on any copyright matter please see the Copyright & Intellectual Property page.
Our Information for Academic Staff pages include a section about other ways in which the library can provide support for your teaching.
We also have a selection of guides to using the Library’s resources