Did you know….. how we manage your reading lists?

Each year Learning Services requests that academic staff  submit their reading lists for checking and ordering. A brief summary of the process follows:

  • Academic staff email us their reading lists which should include student numbers and module semester dates
  • Information Resources staff check the reading lists against the library catalogue
  • Book suppliers web sites are checked for the most up to date edition of the book and to see if the book is available electronically
  • This enables us check we have enough copies in stock 
  • We can digitise a chapter of a book if an ebook is not available.  There are certain copyright restrictions on this service so do check with your academic liaison librarian
  • Your academic liaison librarian makes the final decision as to how many copies to buy and in which format
  • The module code is added to the bibliographic record in the library catalogue

 How will this help the students?

  • This process ensures we purchase the correct stock
  • Students can type their module code into the library catalogue and bring up their reading list
  • Teaching staff can embed a URL into the VLE which will take the students directly to the reading list
  • The reading list can contain links to electronic journals, ebooks, online databases and past exam papers

Academic Staff can send the reading lists to:

Faculty of Arts & Sciences [email protected]
Faculty of Education [email protected]
Faculty of Health [email protected]

Colette Hughes – Information Resources Manager

Maureen Richardson – Electronic Resources Manager