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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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Leganto is now live!

Drum roll please……………

The new reading list system, Leganto is now live!

Staff and students can view the new homepage at the current Resource Lists address: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk

To access resources on lists or to start building/editing/following lists, sign in by clicking on ‘Guest’ (top right) and use your EASE username and password.

Existing Talis Aspire lists

If you can’t see your old Talis list on Leganto yet, don’t worry, we’ll be checking all migrated 2016/17 lists and publishing them soon. We’ll be in touch with Course Organisers individually to let you know when your lists are available on Leganto.

Access Resource Lists via Learn

Course organisers, you can add  Resource Lists (Leganto) to your course on Learn. Once this is done, you will be able to click through and start using the system to build your resource lists for 2017/18 and your list will be associated automatically with the course in Learn. Once lists are published, students will be able to access them via their courses in Learn.

Getting started guides

There are guides for academics staff and students to help you get started with Leganto on the Information Services website.

Bookable workshops

We’re also running a series of workshops in June for course organisers which are bookable via MyEd:

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)

Resource List deadlines

A reminder too that you can send your reading lists to the Library and we’ll build your Resource List for you. Please send us your lists by 10th July. If you build your own lists, please send them to the Library to review by 24th July.

More information on Resource Lists deadlines

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a training session, please contact: Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager

Access to Talis Aspire resource lists 12th June- 12th July 2017

From Monday 12th June the Resource Lists web address http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk will take you to the new reading list system, Leganto and not to Talis Aspire.

Between 12th June-12th July, you can still access your Talis Aspire resource lists using this web address: http://ed.rl.talis.com

Please note: access to Talis Aspire will end on 12th July 2017.

You will be able to access the new reading list system, Leganto from Monday 12th June.

All 2016/17 Talis Aspire resource lists have been copied to Leganto, so there’s no need to create new versions of existing lists.  If you can’t see your existing list on Leganto, don’t worry, we’ll be checking and publishing it soon. We’ll be in touch with Course Organisers individually to let you know when your lists are available on Leganto.

A reminder, if you would like to keep your collection of bookmarks or the notes and reading intentions you’ve made against a resource list, please follow the guidance in these blog posts before 12th July:

Copy your bookmarks: http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/04/13/managing-your-bookmarks-in-preparation-for-the-move-to-leganto/

Save your notes: http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/04/12/students-save-your-resource-list-reading-intentions-and-notes/

If you have any questions about Resource Lists please email: library.learning@ed.ac.uk

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager

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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk

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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk 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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk

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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk 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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk 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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk 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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk

 

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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk 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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk

 

Louise Dutnell
Course Collections Assistant

Sneak preview: first look at the new Resource Lists homepage

One of the first changes you’ll see when the new resource list system, Leganto, goes live in June will be the new homepage. Here’s a sneak preview:
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Make a PDF of your Talis Aspire list to record changes

On 1st April we exported all relevant resource list data from Talis Aspire to transfer to the new reading list system, Leganto. This means that when you access Leganto, you’ll see your resource list as it was on 31st March. Any changes made after this date, will not have be automatically transferred to Leganto.

If you export your list as a PDF, you can use this is a reference to add any resources added after 31st March to your new Leganto list. You will be able to access your Talis list until 10th July.

To export your list as a PDF:

  • Log in to your Talis list using EASE.
  • Click on the Export icon at the top of the list
  • From the drop-down options select Export to PDF

Export to pdf

This will save a pdf copy of your list on your computer. Please keep this copy.

In an earlier blog post we described how to back up your Talis bookmarks and import them into Leganto.

You can use these bookmarks to add to your Leganto list any items that you may have added to your resource list in Talis after the cut-off date, using your backed up list as a guide.

Example PDF copy of a list

Alternatively you can simply add any new items to your Leganto list as normal. We will be making detailed guides on using Leganto available soon.

 

Iraklis Pantopoulos

Course Collections Assistant

Library Learning Services

Leganto New Features – Templates

Another nice new feature that Leganto brings, is the ability to use a Template when creating a new resource list. The Library has set up some pre-prepared templates based on the way course organisers typically structure their resource lists.

Templates are a quick and easy way of adding a structure to your list with a single click.
Select a template image

When creating a new list in Leganto, you will automatically have the option to select a template.

 

 

 

Combined with the ability to store your favourite resources for re-use in My Collection (as seen in last week’s post), the process of building up a list can become as straightforward as dragging and dropping your resources onto the prepared structure.

This is a great way to speed up the list creation process and to ensure consistency across lists.

After a template has been applied to a list, it is of course possible to edit/modify the structure by editing any of the individual sections or deleting ones that are not needed. This can be done by opening the options drop-down menu and selecting “Edit” or “Delete” section.

You can also add a description to your section (with e.g. specific instructions for students).

Course organisers will not be able to set up their own templates, but the Library will have a selection of prepared templates ready for use.

At the initial launch stage there will be three prepared templates available: a “12-Week-semester” template, a “Resource types” template, and a “Reading Priority” template with “Essential”, “Recommended” and “Further Reading” sections.

We can add frequently used templates, so if there is a list structure that you use often and find especially useful, please do let us know!

 

Iraklis Pantopoulos

Course Collections Assistant

Library Learning Services