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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 Survey 2018 – now open!

Tell us what you think about resource lists

In 2017/18 we implemented Leganto (our new resource lists platform). One year on, we’d like to find out how we’re doing.

What do you like/dislike about the service or system? How can we make the service better? Is the Library meeting the needs of you and your students in the provision of course materials?

We’d be grateful if you would take 10 minutes to complete a short survey to help us improve our service.

The Resource Lists survey is available here: https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/resource-lists-survey-2018

If you would like to arrange a Resource Lists demonstration, workshop or refresher session, or if you have question about the service, please email Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

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.

 

Resource Lists: New in June

In response to feedback, this month there’s a new option for course organisers and students to choose a compact view of the list, so that more citations fit on a screen.

New! Compact list view

To condense the citations, click on the compact view button at the top of the list. Then click on this button again to see the citations in the fuller format.

Very handy for smaller screens! Here’s what it looks like:

Standard view:

Compact view:

 

Collapsed list view

Another way to change the appearance of the list is to use the toggle section view option. Click the button at the top of the list to see, at a glance, the different sections and how many items are in each section (in brackets).

To open a  section to see all the citations and access resources, click on the little arrow to the right of the section title. This makes long lists with lots of sections more manageable!

Collapsed view:

Expanded view:

 

Choose a item type

When you create your own citation, you can select the item type. There are different data fields for different formats (for example, if you choose  ‘book chapter’ item type, you can add in the page numbers for the start and end of the chapter). This month, there’s a new option to add a score:

 

More information

We’re running workshops over the summer for academics, learning technologists and course administrators: bring your course reading list along and turn it into a fully-functioning resource list! More details and booking here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/using-resource-lists/workshops

We’ve also got user guides on our website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guides

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

Resource Lists: Rollover 14th June

On 14th June we will rollover Resource Lists from 2017/18 to 2018/19. Please do not edit your 2017/18 list after 13th June as any changes made will not be rolled over. Vet lists will be rolled over at a later date TBC.

What will happen when lists are rolled over?

*If* the course is running in 2018/19, rollover will duplicate your current 2017/18 Resource List and create a new version of the list for 2018/19.

On 14th June there will be two versions of each list (2017/18 and 2018/19).

  • The 2017/18 version will remain ‘Active’ until the end of resits.
  • On 19th August, 2017/18 courses will become ‘Inactive’ but lists will remain published and will still be accessible to students.

On 14th June, the current 2017/18 version will become READ ONLY, please make any changes for next academic year to the new 2018/19 version of your list.

Student access

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  (from August, they must select ‘ALL’ or ‘Inactive’ to find non-current years’ lists).

Please don’t unpublish 2017/18 lists.

Can’t see the new 2018/19 list after rollover?

  • If you can’t see a new version of your list after rollover, let us know. Course organiser information comes from central systems – we realise that the people teaching may not always be identified here. Let us know and we can provide access.
  • If the course availability has changed (eg the course will be taught in Sem 1 instead of Sem 2) let us know.
  • If a course hasn’t been confirmed for 2018/19 it may not rollover on 14th June – if it’s confirmed at a later date, let us know and we’ll copy your 2017/18 list.

If you are no longer teaching on a course, if there have been any significant changes to a course or list or if you have any questions, please email Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Resource Lists: New in May

Updated! Add items to your resource list

The way to add new items to your list looks a bit different. This is how it works:

  1. Click on the blue + button in the panel at the top of your list.
  2. A panel will now open on the right:

Now you’ve got three ways to add items to your list: Search, Create, and My Collection.

Search

This is where you search DiscoverEd; once you’ve found the item, you can simply drag and drop it into your list:

Or, you can:

  • Click on the item
  • Choose the section from the drop-down menu
  • Click on add

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create

If you need to create your own citation – if it’s something not held by the Library or available online – then you can use this option.

Type in the details, pick a section from the drop-down menu, then click on add.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Collection

My Collection is where you can store and organise your personal collection of resources (ready to add to your lists).

This works in pretty much the same way as the search option:

You can drag and drop an item directly into your list.

Alternatively, you can click on an item, choose which section you’d like to add it to, then click add.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information

We’re running workshops over the summer for academics, learning technologists and course administrators: bring your course reading list along and turn it into a fully-functioning resource list! More details and booking here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/using-resource-lists/workshops

We’ve also got user guides on our website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guides

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

Resource Lists: New in January and February 2018

It’s a bumper edition this time, with resource lists updates from January and February. As ever, if you have any questions about the features please get in touch with the Library Learning Services team at library.learning@ed.ac.uk

Restore recently deleted lists

New! You can now recover your deleted lists! If you’ve accidentally deleted a list, or want to recover something you thought you’d never need again, you can do this from your ‘My Lists’ page in Leganto.

Click on the reading list options button (the three dots near the top of the screen) and select Recently Deleted.

All of your recently deleted lists will now be visible on this page. To restore a list, select reading list options, then click on Restore. It will then be visible again to your ‘My Lists’ page (in draft).

Add Notes to lists

New! There’s now an option to add notes between citations in your resource list. You can still add a public note to any individual item on the list, but this also gives you the option to add a standalone note anywhere in the list:

To add a note, click on the section options button (the three dots on the right) and select Add a note.

Fill in the details, then click Add

NB By default, your note will be added to the bottom of the section, but you can drag and drop the note to any position in the resource list (in the same way you can for citations).

Search filters added

New! Options to filter your search results by type eg book, article, audiovisual etc. are now included in the Leganto search box, which means you can narrow your search results when adding items to your list.

Add the same item to multiple lists

New! Finally, a small (but handy) update: you can now add an item to multiple resource lists using the Cite it! button. Click Add to add the citation to a selected resource list. This keeps the Cite it! window open, so you can continue adding the item to multiple resource lists. (If you only want to add the item to one resource list, click Add & Close, which adds the item to the list, then closes the Cite it! window.)

Beyond your Resource List: more ways to find course resources

For some of your classes, your resource list will be a useful starting point, but you’ll want to explore other resources in the Library (and beyond). Here are some of the ways you can find what else is out there:

DiscoverEd

DiscoverEd is the Library’s discovery service; use it to search the Library’s collections, including books, e-books, journal titles, journal articles, and databases.

 

 

 

 

Student Request a Book (RaB)

Student Request a Book form

If you can’t find a book you need for your studies, you can use the Request a Book form and the Library will try to buy it. However, it can take a few weeks for a book to arrive; if you need something quickly, you might want to submit an interlibrary loan request instead.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

About Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

You can use the ILL service to borrow material not held by Edinburgh University Library. Most things can be requested: books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, patents, standards as well as other materials. All staff and students have a quota of free requests per academic year (5 for undergraduates, 30 for postgraduates and staff) and straightforward requests from widely-available books or major journals can arrive within a few days, but more obscure items can take longer, so don’t leave your request to the last minute!

But how do I find what isn’t in the Library…?

Many ‘extra’ resources will come from the bibliographies of the books and journal articles on your resource list; you’ll come across an interesting title and want to investigate further. However, you can also use other discovery services such as WorldCat, which searches the collections of over 10,000 libraries around the world.

You can also contact your Academic Support Librarian, who will be able to help you with things like literature searching and explain more about all the different services the Library offers.

Academic Support Librarians

Resource Lists: troubleshooting and further guidance

  • I can’t access the things on my list!

What to do: If you’re having problems accessing the resources on a list, or can’t see links where there ought to be links, then you may not be logged in to Resource Lists.

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

To log in, just click on ‘Guest’ and then you’ll be prompted to sign in using your EASE details. You should now be able to see the links and access all the resources on your list.

  • I’m getting an ‘illegal institution’ error message!

What to do: This issue does crop up occasionally, but should be resolved if you try the following:

  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.
  • I need some Resource Lists guidance!

What to do:

  1. Have a look at the user guides and the Resource Lists website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists
  2. Get in touch: you can email us at library.learning@ed.ac.uk or tweet us @ResourceListsEd