Monthly Archives: May 2015

New for 2015/16: Use Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) to manage e-reserve, course (print reserve) & book recommendations

For session 2015/16 the Library is making it easier to request core teaching materials. We are Beta testing using Resource Lists @ Edinburgh (Talis Aspire) as a single contact point for processing e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.

Please note, if you don’t want to provide the extra information via resource lists, you can continue to publish your lists and make e-reserve requests and book recommendations in the usual way.

The options described below are for Course Organisers who want to manage requests for e-reserve scans, course (print) reserve and book recommendations via their resource list(s).

There are two options for ALL Course Organisers creating NEW resource lists for session 2015/16:

Option 1. Create the resource list yourself using Talis Aspire, include the additional information requested by the Library and publish your list by *7th August*. The Library will process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.

Option 2. Send your reading lists to the Library by *13th July*, provide the additional information requested and the Library will process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations and hand the list back to you to publish.

Existing Talis Aspire users are asked to review and republish their lists by *7th August* and to use ‘Note for Library’ on Talis Aspire to provide the additional information required by the Library. The Library will process any new e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations.

NB: Deadlines are for Semester One resource lists. We will circulate further deadlines for Semester two in due course.

Guidance on how to manage new and existing resource lists (using Talis Aspire) and the information required by the Library to process any e-reserve requests, course (print) reserve and book recommendations is provided on the website:

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Resource Lists Update: Rollover of 2014/15 lists to 2015/16

Over the weekend 5th- 8th June we will roll over published lists from 2014/15 to 2015/16.

Important: Only published lists will be rolled over. If there are any unpublished changes on your list(s) they will not be rolled over to the new list.

Please ensure that you publish any changes to your list before Friday 5th June. Changes left in draft will be lost.

During the rollover period (5-8th June) you should not edit or publish ANY lists.

You will be able to edit lists as usual, from Tuesday 9th June.

Once rollover is complete you will have two versions of your list- a 2014/15 version and a 2015/16 version

  • Lists rolled over to 2015/16 will be in DRAFT. Course Organisers are encouraged to review and revise their lists before publishing for the new academic year.
  • Previous lists (2014/15) will continue to be available to students.
  • Old versions may be archived.

If you have any questions about rollover, please get in touch

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

Our Library Learning Services team are also happy to come out to Schools to do group demos or one to ones. If you’re interested in this please email IS.Helpline @


Stephanie Farley

Library Learning Services Assistant