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What do you think of your resource lists?

Is there anything you would like to share with us, or ask us? There are many ways to tell us about resource lists:

  • You can leave your feedback in Leganto, it only takes 5 minutes. Go to your resource list, click on “Useful links” at the bottom of the left hand side panel, and choose “Feedback survey”.
  • You can email library.learning@ed.ac.uk with all your comments and suggestions.
  • Follow us on Twitter @ResourceListsEd
  • Come and visit us in the Main Library Foyer this week and fill in our little competition entry form, to leave your comments and also to get a chance to win a £100 book voucher. See you there!

Do more with your resource list: follow, tag, discuss, and share

A resource list is more than just an easy way to get to your course reading (very useful though that is!); you can follow lists, add and tag items in your personal collection, and discuss the resources on a list. Also, you can suggest new items to add to your resource lists.
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It’s Resource Lists Week!

The Library Learning Services team are in the Main Library foyer all week (between 11am and 3pm), so please come along and say hello and ask us anything Resource Lists related. We’ve got freebies, cakes (although those might not last very long, so be quick), and there’s a chance to win a £100 book voucher if you enter our competition! Don’t worry if you’re not near the Main Library, there’s also competition entry forms at ECA, Moray House, Law, Vet, and King’s Buildings libraries.
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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 https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/using-resource-lists/review

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: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guides

If you’re not sure whether you’ve got a list, you can search the Resource Lists homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the Library Learning Services team at library.learning@ed.ac.uk

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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk. 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: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/library/ResourceLists/Resource_List_Coversheet_2017.docx

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.

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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:

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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:

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

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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 library.learning@ed.ac.uk

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

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