Resource Lists – new look

The Resource Lists (Leganto) interface has a had a makeover in time for the start of the new academic year.

The list menu (…) where you ‘ll find the option to publish, export and view the list as a student has moved from the left to the top right of the screen:

 

The font and colour have also changed and the links on the left have been replaced by icons.

 

 

Resource Lists: new list view

New List view

We’ve changed the default view of Resource Lists so when you go to a Resource List you’ll see the section headings listed instead of all the citations.

We think this will make it easier for students to find the relevant readings for their week or topic of study and, as there are fewer citations in a section, it will load quicker than a full list.

Toggle to expand or collapse your Resource List

You may have noticed this toggle icon at the top of your Resource List .

This icon allows you to collapse and expand your Resource List and toggle between two views:

  1. Sections headings (‘collapsed’ view)
  2. Full list view

The collapsed view looks like this:

The ‘collapsed’ list view displays section headings and shows the number of citations in each section. To view the items in the section click on the heading. Click on the heading again to close the section.

To expand the list and see all the citations on the list click on the toggle icon .

Student help

There is a short video and guide for students highlighting some key features which will help them use their Resource Lists. Students can find the guide and video under the ‘Useful Links’ on their Resource Lists.

Resource Lists Framework

The Resource Lists Framework states that Resource Lists are the preferred route to manage library materials for teaching, summarises the service you can expect from the Library and outlines good practice.

The Resource List Framework has been developed by Library & University Collections in consultation with, and is supported by, Learning and Teaching Committee, Library Committee and the Vice Presidents of Education and Activities & Services from the Students’ Association.

Key features of the Framework:

  • States that Resource Lists are the preferred route to request Library resources for teaching;
  • Communicates key information to staff on use of the Resource Lists service;
  • Includes definitions of the priorities used for Resource List readings, ‘Essential, ‘Recommended’, and ‘Further reading’.
  • Encourages Course Organisers to make use of digital formats, when possible;
  • Sets out roles and responsibilities for Course Organisers and the Library.

Read the Resource Lists Framework in full

Suggested good practice

The Framework encourages Course Organisers to consider how students will access key materials and manage their course reading. Working in consultation with the Vice Presidents of Education and Activities & Services from the Students’ Association, seven principles of good practice have been suggested and are described in the Framework.

‘Resource Lists are most useful to students if they are…’

  1. Easy to access
  2. Clearly laid out
  3. Prioritised and annotated
  4. Up to date
  5. Realistic
  6. Collaborative
  7. Made available to the Library in good time.

Feedback and review

The Library will review the Resource Lists Framework and service in consultation with Course Organisers and Edinburgh University Students’ Association and update as required.

If you would like to comment or provide feedback on the Framework, please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Rollover 2019 is complete!

The Library has now made copies of the 2018/19 Resource Lists for use in the new academic year. Please check that your 2019/20 Resource List is available.

If you go to the Resource Lists homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk You can see that the new lists are attached to a 2019/20 course code. This is displayed underneath the list title:

I can’t see my 2019/20 Resource List – what do I do?

If you don’t see your 2019/20 list in your ‘My Lists’ and/or can’t find it on http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk   please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

I can’t find my 2019/20 course code- what do I do?

If you are setting up a brand new list and want to associate it to a 2019/20 course code but don’t see the 2019/20 code in the drop down list, please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Manage collaborators

You can check who has editing rights on the list by clicking on Collaborators in the right-hand panel. To add or remove list editors, click on Manage collaborators.

Editing Resource Lists for next year

Please make sure you’re editing the 2019/20 version of your list!

The 2019/20 course code will be displayed underneath the list title, but if you are unsure – or can’t find your new list – please get in touch with Library Learning Services at Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

For more information about editing your lists, have a look at the user guides on our website.

When you’ve finished editing your list, please remember to send your list to the Library for review by 22nd July – use the button at the top of the list to do this.

What happens to the 2018/19 Resource Lists?

The 2018/19 version of the list will become READ ONLY.

After rollover, students will be able to access previous years’ lists either via the corresponding year’s course in Learn or via http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk  (after 18th August, they must select ‘ALL’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ lists).

Permalinks

A permalink is a stable link to a Resource List, which you might use in a course handbook or course Learn page. If you do use permalinks, please remember to update the links to point to the new 2019/20 lists. To find the permalink for your Resource List:

Click on Reading list options (the three dots at the top of the list), then Permalink and To list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The permalink will now appear in a pop-up window. Copy the permalink to use in your Learn page or course handbook.

 

Resource Lists deadlines for Semester 1 2019/20

If you’d like the Library to set up your list, please send us your annotated list using the online form https://edin.ac/resource-list-request-form by 15th July.

Alternatively, if you’re working on your list yourself, send your list in for review by 22nd July. Please remember to prioritise items on your list using the ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further reading’ tags. To request copyright-compliant digitisations, use the ‘Digitisation’ tag and ‘Library discussion’ to provide page numbers or chapter details of pages you’d like scanned.

User guides and workshops

For more information about using Resource Lists, please see the user guides on our website.

We’re also running Resource Lists workshops over the next few months – full details in our earlier blog post.

If the dates don’t suit and you’d like to arrange a school-based workshop, demo, Q&A or 1-2-1, please get in touch with Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Contact us

Please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk if you would like any help or have any questions.

Rollover 2019

What is rollover?

Each year, in June, the Library makes copies of the current year’s Resource Lists for use in the new academic year.

When is it happening?

The Library will rollover Resource Lists w/b 10th June. We’ll aim to compete rollover on Monday 10th June.  An email will be circulated to the list when rollover is complete.

Vet lists will be rolled over at a later date (TBC).

What do Course Organisers need to do?

  1. Don’t edit your Resource List between Sunday 9th -Monday 10th June while the rollover is underway.
  2. Don’t start editing your 2018/19 list for use in 2019/20 – if you’re keen to get started on a new list for next year, read on and follow the guidance below.

What will happen when lists are rolled over?

If your course is running in 2019/20, then we will make a copy of your current Resource List and create a new version of the list for use next year (2019/20). Please note: draft Resource Lists won’t rollover unless they are linked to a course code. 

After rollover, the current 2018/19 version will become READ ONLY. If you are listed on EUCLID as the course organiser, you will be able to edit the 2019/20 list once rollover is complete.

Editing Resource Lists for next year

Any changes for next year should be made to the new 2019/20 version of your list which will be available w/b 10th June.

If you would like to start editing an existing list for use next year before 10th June please make a copy and edit the new version. You can link the list to the 2019/20 course code and publish the list after rollover is complete (you will also have to delete the rolled over list).

How to Duplicate a Resource List

Brand new lists for 2019/20

You can work on brand new lists now but wait to publish them until after rollover is complete and the 19/20 course codes are available.

Course codes

Course codes are displayed on ‘My Lists’ under the Resource List title (see red box below) and at the top of a Resource List. The course code contains the year. Check the code to make sure your editing the correct version of a list.


Student access

After rollover, students will be able to access previous years’ lists either via the corresponding year’s course in Learn or via http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk  (after 18th August, they must select ‘ALL’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ lists).

Please don’t unpublish your 2018/19 lists. We’ve had a strong steer from Library Committees that lists should remain accessible to students in line with the retention of courses on Learn.

2017/18 lists

If you’ve got Resource Lists for courses that ran in 2017/18, which are running again in 2019/20 (but didn’t run in 2018/19), these will be rolled over and linked up to the 2019/20 course code.

Lists for courses not running in 2019/20

Similarly, if you have Resource Lists for any courses which won’t be running in 2019/20, but will be running the following academic year, please be assured that your lists will be kept and rolled over for 2020/21.

Active and inactive courses

At rollover, all the new 2019/20 courses will be loaded with default start and end dates. For the period between 10th June and 18th August, there will be two active versions of each course: the 2018/19 and the 2019/20 version.

After 18th August, the 2019/20 courses will remain ‘active’ and the 2018/19 courses will change to ‘inactive’. From this date, students must select ‘All’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ Resource Lists.

 

Contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk if you would like any help or have any questions.

New! Resource Lists quick guides for course organisers

We’ve just published a couple of new quick guides to help course organisers edit their Resource Lists and manage course reading:

Edit your Resource List

This guide will show you how to:

  1. Add a new resource to your list
  2. Delete resources on your list
  3. Move resources on your list
  4. Send your list to the Library for review

Manage your course reading

This guide will show you how to:

  1. Add a new resource to your list
  2. Request a book purchase
  3. Request book moves to HUB or Reserve
  4. Request a copyright-compliant digitisation

We’ll be creating short videos and adding more quick guides to the website over the next few months, so keep an eye out for those!

For more information about Resource Lists, you can have a look at the other user guides on our website.

Workshops

We’re also running Resource Lists workshops over the next few months – full details in our earlier blog post.

If the dates don’t suit and you’d like to arrange a school-based workshop, demo, Q&A or 1-2-1, please get in touch with Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

 

 

Resource Lists Workshops

We run Resource Lists workshops for academic staff, learning technologists and course administrators.

In preparation for 2019/2020 we are running a series of two workshops; one for beginners and another for more experienced users of Resource Lists.

Getting started workshops

Getting started workshops are aimed at new users or Course Organisers who would like to refresh their knowledge of Resource Lists. By the end of this workshop you will:

  1. Be able to set up your own Resource List
  2. Know how to use your Resource List to:
    • Manage the purchase of new or additional copies of books
    • Request copyright compliant scans
    • Request book moves to HUB/Reserve

Beyond the basics

Beyond the basics. This workshop is aimed at Course Organisers who already have a Resource Lists and focuses on how to edit a list and use it to request Library materials for teaching. By the end of this workshop you will:

  1. Understand how the Library uses Resource Lists to provide access to key texts
  2. Be able add, delete and move items on your Resource List
  3. Know how to use your Resource List to:
    • Manage the purchase of new or additional copies of books
    • Request copyright-compliant scans
    • Request book moves to HUB/Reserve
  4. Be aware of the key Resource Lists features for students

Workshops

Workshops will be held April– July either in the Main Library or in Argyle House and can be booked via MyEd.

Resource Lists (Leganto) Getting started: how to set up a Resource List for your course

Resource Lists (Leganto): Beyond the basics: How to edit your list and use it to request new books and copyright-compliant digitisations for teaching

School-based sessions, one-to-ones and refresher training

We’re also happy to come to you and can arrange school-based workshops, Q&A sessions, one-to-ones or refresher sessions to fit around Course Organisers’ schedules.

If the dates don’t suit and you’d like to arrange a school-based workshop, demo, Q&A or 1-2-1, please get in touch with Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Resource Lists Week question of the day: how do I find my resource list?

Thank you to everyone who came to chat at the Murray Library today! The thing we probably got asked most was nice and straightforward: how do I find my resource list?

There’s two ways to get to your resource list: from your course Learn page or the Resource Lists homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk

However, not all courses have resource lists! If you’re not sure, speak to your course organiser or contact Library Learning Services (library.learning@ed.ac.uk) and we can check for you. Course organisers can contact Library Learning Services at any time if they would like to start using Resource Lists.

Learn (and Moodle)

The labels might be slightly different depending on your course but, to find your resource list, go to the Learn page for your course and:

  1. Click on ‘Resource List’ in the navigation panel on the left, then
  2. Click on the ‘Resource List’ link, which takes you to to actual list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A small number of courses use Moodle – if there’s a resource list, the course page will also include a link!

The Resource Lists Homepage

http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk is where you can find every single published resource list. You can see the resource lists for your own courses, but also have a look at related courses or perhaps get an idea of next year’s reading. You can search for a list by course/list title, code code, or the name of the course organiser.

 

 

 

It’s Resource Lists Week 2019!

The Library Learning Services team have been allowed out of the office and we’re on tour all next week. Here’s the schedule:

Monday 11am – 1pm: Main Library

Tuesday 11am – 1pm: Murray Library

Wednesday 11am – 1pm: Chrystal Macmillan Building

Thursday 11am – 1pm: 50 George Square (TBC)

Friday 11am – 1pm: Main Library

We’ll be available to answer any of your questions about resource lists. We’ll also have our laptops, so we’ll do our best to sort out any issues and give you some tips on using your lists.

There will also be sweets, our beautiful crocheted bunting, and some brand new freebies. And… 10 x £10 book vouchers to give away! Very exciting. Come and say hello.

Quick Resource Lists checklist for Semester 2

The Library is on working on Semester 2 Resource Lists and we hope to have all lists completed before the festive break. There are now approximately 1800 resource lists published for courses offered in 2018/2019.

Semester 2 Checklist

Course Organisers, in order to make sure your resource list and the library resources on the list are available to students in Semester 2, can you take a few minutes to check the following:

1.If you have been editing your list and would like the Library to purchase any new or additional books or ebooks or provide any copyright compliant scans, please remember to use the ‘Send List’ button at the top of your list. If you don’t send your list, we won’t take any action. Please note, if you’ve not made any changes to your Semester 2 list or don’t want the Library to take action, you don’t need to send your list.

2. If you have recently taken over teaching a course – please check if there is already a resource list available and published. You can do this by going to http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk and searching by course code or title or by contacting us: Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk 

Course administrators, if you are aware of any changes to courses or Course Organisers, please let us know.

3. Finally, please make sure you enable the link your list on your Learn course– this is how we expect students to access their Resource Lists. There is a ‘Resource List’ link on the menu in Learn, this is not visible to students unless you make it visible.

You can use ‘student preview’ mode to check you’ve enabled the link to your resource list, you’ll be able to follow the link in the menu and see the Resource List link and icon in the content area.

NB you won’t be able to link through to the resource list in student preview mode (this is expected behaviour) but as long as you can see the link, it should be working.

There is guidance on linking from Learn to your Resource List on the Library website here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guide

If you have any questions or need any help preparing your resource list for Semester 2, please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk