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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.

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

Semester 2 deadlines announced

22nd October 2018 

29th October 2018

We will still build new lists and review lists beyond these dates, but may not be able to guarantee that new purchases will arrive or scans will be ready in time for the start of semester 2 teaching.

Course organisers, If you would like the Library to provide a Semester 2 Resource List, please send us your annotated list using the online form https://edin.ac/resource-list-request-form by Monday 22nd October.

Alternatively, if you’re working on your Semester 2 Resource List yourself, please publish and use the ‘Send List’ button  to request a review by Monday 29th October. Remember to prioritise items on your list using the ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further reading’ tags. To request e-reserve scans, use the ‘Digitisation’ tag and ‘Library discussion’ to provide page numbers or chapter details of pages you’d like scanned.

We’re also running some bookable workshops throughout October. These sessions rarely last the full two hours and are an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of Leganto and ask us any questions you have about Resource Lists and/or Leganto.

9th October 10-12pm:  https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=31869

15th October 2-4pm: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=31870

18th October 10-12pm: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=31872

24th Oct 2018 (14:00-16:00): https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=31871  

You’ll find more information on using the Resource List service on the Information Services website: http://edin.ac/resource-lists  and regular updates on the Resource Lists blog: http://libraryblogs/resourcelists

Please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk if you have any questions about Resource Lists or would like to arrange a school-based information session or workshop.

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services

Resource Lists: Semester 1 Deadline 9th July

The deadline for sending your reading lists to the Library is fast approaching. Course organisers and tutors, send us your lists using the online form by end of Monday 9th July.

As well as converting your current reading list to an online Resource List using Leganto, we’ll check all current library holdings, process any new or additional purchases, provide e-reserve scans and move items to HUB/Reserve.

The ISG website also has details on how the Library is using Resource Lists to manage the provision of key reading materials.

Building your own resource list?

If you’re building your own lists for 2018/19, remember to use ‘Send List’ to send the list to the Library for review by 23rd July. There is a 10 step guide to using Resource Lists to help you get started.

If you’ve not used Resource Lists (Leganto) before or would like a refresher there is one final Resource Lists workshop on Wednesday 11th  July 2-4pm Book via MyEd

If you would like to arrange a school or subject based information session or workshop, please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk 

Semester 2 lists

Deadlines for Semester 2 will be circulated in October. However, if you have a semester 2 list ready, we are happy to start working on it sooner rate than later.

Resource Lists workshops

Workshops

Library Learning Services is running a series of resource lists workshops throughout June and July . All workshops will be held in Room EW 10, Argyle House.

Book via MyEd for the following dates:

6 June (1400-1600)

14 June (1000-1200)

18 June (1400-1600)

21 June (1000-1200)

3 July (1000-1200)

11 July (1400-1600)

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

Alternatively, have a look at the workshop presentation and Ten step guide to getting started with Resource Lists or find out more about the Resource List service on the IS webiste.

 

Semester 2: Resource Lists deadlines

We now have 1200 published Resource Lists for the start of Semester 1 2017/8 and are already working on Semester 2 Resource Lists.

If you would like the Library to build your Semester 2 Resource List, please send your annotated list with a completed coversheet to library.learning@ed.ac.uk by Tuesday 17th October. (If you have a Semester 2 list ready, please send it now and we’ll start working on it before the deadline).

You can download the coversheet here: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/library/ResourceLists/Resource_List_Coversheet_2017.docx

Alternatively, if you’re creating your Semester 2 Resource List yourself, please publish and use ‘Send to library’ to request a review by Monday 30th October.

Remember to prioritise items on your list using the ‘Essential’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further reading’ tags, and to request e-reserve scans, use the ‘Digitisation’ tag and ‘Library discussion’ to provide page numbers or chapter details of pages you’d like scanned.

We’re also running some bookable training sessions throughout October:

16th Oct 2017 (10:00-12:00) https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=26678

19th Oct 2017 (14:00-16:00) https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=26679

24th Oct 2017 (10:00-12:00) https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=26680

Please contact Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk if you have any questions about Resource Lists or would like to arrange an alternative training session.

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services

Resource Lists: troubleshooting

It’s the start of semester and all Semester 1 lists are published – we’re now working on Semester 2 lists. However, we’re hearing that some students are having issues accessing their lists via Learn. While we do some investigating, there are workarounds in place.

If  you’re having problems accessing their Resource Lists, and see an ‘illegal institution’ error message, there’s a few things you can try:

  1. If you’re going through LEARN, don’t use Internet Explorer! Use Chrome or Firefox;
  2. If you’re going through LEARN and using Safari, you may need to change your browser settings to ‘accept cookies’;
  3. If you’re still having problems, you can log in through the homepage (http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk ). You need to make sure and sign in to have full text access to resources (go to ‘Guest’ top right of screen to log in).
  4. If you’re still unable to access Resource Lists, we can check your  Library account is set up correctly – if this is the case, drop us a line (library.learning@ed.ac.uk  ) with your details and we’ll investigate.

There’s a  student guide and further information on the Information Services webpages: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists

Please keep an eye  on the Resource List blog (http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/  ) and/or follow us on Twitter @ResourceListsEd for regular updates.

Resource List: Permalinks

You can generate a permalink for your Resource List which you can then add to a web page or document.

Don’t copy the link in the browser address bar.

Instead, go to the ‘Reading Lists’ option menu (…) at the top of your list and select ‘Permalink’ from the drop down menu. You have the option to create a permalink to your list here.

Any permalink you use should have “SAML” at the end. Eg

https://eu01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/leganto/public/44UOE_INST/lists/15088379880002466?auth=SAML 

 

 

Resource Lists- remember to sign in!

If you’re using Resource Lists via the Find lists homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk and you’re having problems accessing resources on a Resource List, check if you’re logged in.

If you see ‘Guest’ in the top right of the screen you’re not logged in!

Not Logged in, ‘Guest user’

If you’re a ‘Guest’ you can still see the list but you won’t be able to click through for full text access.

Click on ‘Guest’ and use your EASE details to sign in. When you see your name, you can start using Resource Lists and should be able to access all the resources on your list.

Logged in

Editing a list: How to move and delete citations and sections

This short guide will show you how to edit, move, and delete your citations and/or sections within your list.

How to edit your citations

In this video we are going to show you how to edit your citations in two ways:

  1. By clicking on the menu (the “…” icon on the right of the citation) and choosing the “edit item” option. You can add additional information about the item record in the pop-up.
  2. Clicking on the citation displays the full item record, which you can easily edit to add notes for students or a note for the library.

How to move your citations

Moving your citations around is easily done with just dragging and dropping them.

Useful tip: if you experience problems, refreshing the page may help.

 

 

How to delete your citations

You can delete your item by choosing the “delete item” option from the citation menu (clicking

on the “…” icon on the right of the citation).

Useful tip: If you would like to delete the item from the section, but you might want to use it again some time later, save it to your “My Collection” and you can easily find it again when needed.

How to edit your sections

Click on the menu (the “…” icon on the right of the section’s title), and then choose the “edit section” option.

Don’t forget to hit “Save” after changing something on your list.

How to move your sections

This video will demonstrate how to move your sections within the list.

 

Useful tip: if you are having problems with dragging and dropping the sections, refresh the list, or the whole page.

How to copy sections

You can copy sections within the same list, or you can even copy sections into as many other lists as you wish. The video below will show you how.

How to delete your sections

The way you delete a section is very similar to deleting an item. Click on the menu (“…”) on the right of the section’s title, and then choose the “delete section” option. NB if you delete a section or a list, you can’t recover it, so be careful!

If you have any comments or queries about Resource Lists, please get in touch with Library Learning Services at library.learning@ed.ac.uk