Linking to the hierarchy and why it is important

Univeristy of Ediburgh LogoOnce a list has been published on Resource Lists @ Edinburgh it is ESSENTIAL that the list is then linked to the hierarchy.

What is the hierarchy?

The hierarchy is a virtual representation of the organisational structure at Edinburgh. The hierarchy is taken from the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS). So course names and codes should accurately reflect current modules on offer.

We have just uploaded the DRPS for the 2014/15 academic year so your course/module should be active and ready to link to your resource list.

Please contact your Academic Support Librarian or the IS Helpline if your course is not listed and we will add it asap.

It is ESSENTIAL to link your list to the Talis Aspire hierarchy: warning

  1. To allow students to browse to find their resource lists.
  2. In order to allow integration with the VLE (i.e. Learn & Moodle).
  3. To make sure lists are available in subsequent years.
  4. To generate stable URLs for resource lists which you can then use to promote lists to students.

To assist with this process we have created a step-by-step guide on Linking to the hierarchy (PDF). If you have any questions or require assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Additional guides and information can be found on the Resource Lists using Talis Aspire webpage and the ResourceLists@Edinburgh Blog.

We are also running a ‘Hands-on’ introductory session to Resource Lists @ Edinburgh this Wednesday 30th July. Sessions are bookable via MyEd or contact us directly.


Stephanie Farley

Library Learning Services Assistant