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Resource Lists: New in December

We’ll be posting about new updates every month, but here are some of the new features in Leganto released in December:

1. New! Student view: you see what your list looks like from a student’s point of view. Click on the ‘Reading list options’ button, then select ‘View list as a student’:

2. New! The ‘Send List’ button is at the top of the list. It’s now a bit easier to send your list to the Library for review:

Also, when you hover over the ‘Send List’ button, you can see when it was last sent over to the Library:

If you want to know what the Library does when you send in your list, see

3. New! You can export a .ris file of your items in ‘My Collection’ for use in bibliographic management software such as EndNote or RefWorks:

4. New! Deleted lists can be recovered. Don’t worry if you’ve accidentally deleted your list! Get in touch with Library Learning Services and we can recover it for you.

And a sneaky peak for next month… You’ll be able to associate a Creative Commons licence with a list, which shows anyone viewing your list how it can be used or shared. This is a new feature we requested and it’s a simple way to manage the copyright terms that apply to your list.

Reminder for Semester 2! Please check to see if your second semester lists are published and linked to your course page on LEARN/Moodle. There’s some guidance on the Resource Lists website:

If you’re not sure whether you’ve got a list, you can search the Resource Lists homepage:

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the Library Learning Services team at

Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant

There’s still time to send us your Semester 2 Resource Lists!

The Library Learning Services team has a bit more time to work on lists before the end of the year (Leganto has really helped us speed through our work!)… So, if you missed the deadline, but would like a resource list for Semester 2, please get in touch by Friday 1st December.

If you would like the Library to build your Semester 2 Resource List, please send your annotated list with a completed coversheet to We’ll start working on it and try to get books purchased and chapters scanned before the start of term.

You can download the coversheet here:

Alternatively, you can create your list yourself and use ‘Send to library’ to request a review.

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.

More information

Library creates Resource List

Academic creates Resource List

Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant, Library Learning Services

Resource Lists: New (and fixed) in November

ExLibris have been busy building new features – and fixing some issues – in Leganto. Here are the edited highlights from the November release:

1. New! Students can add their own tags to citations – these tags are visible only to the student. Students can filter lists using their own tags or the tags added by instructors.

This is a student’s view of a citation with two extra tags added:


2. Fixed! When you access a list via Learn, you’ll be prompted to open Resource Lists in a  new tab if your browser blocks pop ups. No more error messages!

3. New! Students and course organisers can see recent changes from within a resource list. Now you can select ‘Display recent list changes’ from the reading list options menu:

Then you’ll see a list of changes specific to that list:

4. New! Course dates will display both start and end dates.

  • For a course running in single year, the year appears as before. For example: 2017
  • For a course that spans one year to the next (i.e. one academic year), the years appear as: 2017/18
  • For a course that spans over more than two years, the years appear as: 2017-19

5. Fixed! Cite it! has been fixed to work with ScienceDirect. So, when you use Cite it! to add articles from Science Direct, the information will show up correctly on your list.

If you have any questions about the new features or resource lists in general, please get in touch at

P.S. Although the semester 2 deadline has officially passed, please do still send your lists in by Friday 1st December and we’ll do our best to build them (and get books ordered and chapters scanned) before the start of term.

Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant, Library Learning Services

Resource Lists: new features!

Now that Leganto has been live for a few weeks, you might have come across some features that the previous system didn’t have. We thought we’d highlight the new options to like and discuss items, as well as the feature which allows students (or other people using resource lists) to suggest items for inclusion on a list.
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Course organisers: 3 steps to requesting a digitisation (scan)

You can use Leganto to request a scan of a book chapter or article on your resource list. There’s three things you need to remember to do:

  1. Tag the item,
  2. Let us know which pages/chapter need to be scanned,
  3. Send the list to the Library for processing.

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Updates to the Resource Lists website

As Leganto is going live very soon, we’ve made a few changes to the Resource Lists website over the last couple of weeks (but it won’t look too different – even though the resource lists system is changing, the service is staying the same). Here are links to some of the new pages:

More user guides and workshop dates will be added over the summer, so keep an eye on the website and blog!

Resource Lists website

If you have any comments, or if there’s anything else you’d like to see on the Resource Lists website, please get in touch at

Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant

Leganto launches in June! Book a place on a Resource Lists workshop…

The new reading list system, Leganto, launches in June, so you’ll soon be able to create your resource lists using the new system.

To help get you started with Leganto, throughout June Library Learning Services is running Resource Lists workshops for academic staff and course administrators. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to use Leganto to create and update your own resource lists. We’ll also explain how the Library is using Resource Lists to manage Course Collections and provide access to core reading materials for students.

Booking now

Booking is now open on MyEd for the following dates:

14 June (14:00-16:00)

16 June (10:00-12:00)

20 June (10:00-12:00)

21 June (14:00-16:00)

26 June (14:00-16:00)

One-to-one training

We’re also happy to come to you and hold one-to-one sessions to fit around your schedule; please get in touch at to arrange a visit.

More information

If you’d like any further information about Leganto or the Resource Lists service, have a look at our webpages or email the Library Learning Services team at

Resource Lists webpages


Louise Dutnell

Course Collections Assistant

Resource Lists deadlines announced

 The new resource lists system will be going live at the start of June, so it’s a good time to think about preparing your lists for 2017/18.

Course organisers, please send your lists to by 10th July and we’ll create a beautifully formatted list in Leganto.

Alternatively, if you’d like to use Leganto to create the list yourself, please submit your list to the Library for review by 24th July.

Once we receive your list, we’ll process e-reserve scan requests, purchase new or additional copies of books, and move items to the HUB or reserve collections.

We will continue to provide resource lists throughout the year, but submitting your lists by these deadlines means we have as much time as possible to get things ready for the new semester.

Send your list to the Library

If you’d like us to create your list in Leganto, please send your annotated reading list and coversheet to by 10th July.

For more information about Library-created lists, see the Resource Lists website.

Create a list yourself

We’ll make new guides available soon to help you get started with Leganto, so after the new system goes live the week beginning 5th June, you’ll be able to create your own lists.

After you create your lists, please send them to the Library for review by 24th July.

Training sessions

There will be bookable training sessions throughout June. Dates will be announced soon (keep an eye on the blog) or you can email to arrange a one-to-one or group visit.

Existing (Talis Aspire) resource lists

If you already have a resource list, this will have been copied from the old system (Talis Aspire). Library staff will review each list and once it’s checked, we’ll be in touch with information on how to access your the new Leganto list. You can then edit, review and/or add new resources to the list and send back to the Library, if new books or scans are needed.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at


Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant

Resource Lists update – launching early June

What have we been doing?

We’re on track to go live with Leganto, our new resource lists system, week beginning 5th June. We’ve started checking the lists that we’ve moved over from the previous system and everything’s looking good so far.

Over the last few months we’ve been busy:

  • Preparing the current resource lists data for migration
  • Learning about all the features of the new system
  • Creating new user guides and training materials
  • Figuring out how the Library teams will work together to process resource lists as efficiently as possible
  • Asking the ExLibris support team lots and lots of questions…

What happens next?

During w/b 5th, we’ll send you details on how you can view and edit existing lists and start creating new lists to send to the Library for processing.

Over the summer, we’ll have four Resource Lists Assistants joining us in the Library Learning Services team. As well as creating and reviewing new lists, they’ll be checking all of the lists that we moved over from the previous reading list system, to make sure everything has migrated correctly.

Once all the training materials are complete, we’ll be offering workshops and training sessions for Course Organisers. Details of bookable sessions will be circulated shortly. We’re also happy to come to you and hold one-to-one sessions; please get in touch at to arrange a visit.

We’ll also be asking Course Organisers to send us their Semester 1 resource lists by 10th July or create their own and send for review by 24th July.

Please keep an eye on the Resource Lists blog for updates.

Questions or comments?

Email us at


Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant