For session 2015/16 the Library is making it easier to request core teaching materials. We are Beta testing using Resource Lists @ Edinburgh (Talis Aspire) as a single contact point for processing e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.
Please note, if you don’t want to provide the extra information via resource lists, you can continue to publish your lists and make e-reserve requests and book recommendations in the usual way.
The options described below are for Course Organisers who want to manage requests for e-reserve scans, course (print) reserve and book recommendations via their resource list(s).
There are two options for ALL Course Organisers creating NEW resource lists for session 2015/16:
Option 1. Create the resource list yourself using Talis Aspire, include the additional information requested by the Library and publish your list by *7th August*. The Library will process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.
Option 2. Send your reading lists to the Library by *13th July*, provide the additional information requested and the Library will process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations and hand the list back to you to publish.
Existing Talis Aspire users are asked to review and republish their lists by *7th August* and to use ‘Note for Library’ on Talis Aspire to provide the additional information required by the Library. The Library will process any new e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.
NB: Deadlines are for Semester One resource lists. We will circulate further deadlines for Semester two in due course.
Guidance on how to manage new and existing resource lists (using Talis Aspire) and the information required by the Library to process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations is provided on the website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/using-resource-lists/overview
Please note, book purchasing is based on the number of expected students and on the priority assigned to items on a reading/resource list. if you don’t provide this information, we will not process any book recommendations.
In order for us to process e-reserve requests, we need you to clearly indicate which items you would like scanned and include page numbers or chapter details. Please note if e-reserve requests are not clearly indicated, we will not process the requests.
Register to use Talis Aspire
If you have not already registered to use Talis Aspire please email the IS Helpline (IS.Hepline@ed.ac.uk ) to request access.
We are running two Resource Lists @ Edinburgh (using Talis Aspire) workshops in June introducing Course Organisers to Talis Aspire. Workshops are bookable via MyEd:
3rd June 10-12pm: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=14346
15th June 2-4pm : https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=14347
If you have any questions please get in touch: Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk