Monthly Archives: September 2015

Semester Two deadlines: 12th October and 9th November

I know, I know, Semester One has barely started and already we’re asking you to send us your Semester Two reading lists.

We have two deadlines:

  1. Library creates Resource List, deadline: 12th October 2015
  2. Course Organiser creates Resource List, deadline: 9th November 2015

Deadlines explained….

12th October 2015 – Library creates Resource List

If you have a reading list that you would like the Library Learning Services team to convert into a beautifully formatted Resource List using Talis Aspire, then please send your list along with a completed Resource List Coversheet to by 12th October.

The Resource List coversheet should be completed for each list submitted. The coversheet  gives us all the information we need to prioritise and process you list, e-reserve scans and book recommendations.

When we’ve created your list we’ll send you a summary of the items on your list, books, journals and articles, with information on how many copies are held and at what libraries.

Clearly indicate on the reading list supplied which items you’d like scanned and we’ll pass on these to the e-reserve team.

Also, provided you have prioritised your list using, Essential, Recommended and Further reading and tell us the expected number of students, we’ll make any book recommendations for additional, or new copies, based on the ratios in the table below.

9th November 2015 – Course organiser creates Resource List

Alternatively, you can use Talis Aspire to create your Resource List(s) yourself. There is a range of user guides to help you get started. If you’re not already registered to use Resource Lists, contact to request access.

If you publish the list by 9th November, prioritise the items on your list and use ‘Note for Library’ to provide details of any e-reserve requests, we’ll review your list, pass on your e-reserve requests, check for number of copies, and, based on the ratios in the table below, pass on any book recommendations for additional or new copies.

Priority Purchased Moved to
Essential 1 copy per 20 students HUB/Reserve
Recommended 1 copy per 40 students Short Loan
Further Reading Direct request required from Course Organiser – 1 copy purchased. Standard Loan

Please note that in order to align services, the Resource Lists Semester Two deadlines are the same as the e-reserve deadlines

There’s more information on the Resource Lists @ Edinburgh service on the IS website.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a short training session, please get in touch:

Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager

Publish your Semester One lists

As teaching for Semester One has started, the Library Learning Services team would like to encourage you to publish your Semester One resource lists.

Lists from 2014/15 were rolled over…….

If you were using Resource Lists last year, your list will have been rolled over. This means that a new 2015/16 version is waiting for you to publish.

To publish your resource list for 2015/16, follow the steps below

Sign in to Resource Lists @ Edinburgh and go to ‘My Lists’.

  1. Click on the 2014/15 list. There will be a pale blue note at the top of the list saying ‘A newer version of this list exists in draft form. Click here to review’.
  2. Click through to view the new 2015/16 draft list. Click on the ‘Add to my Lists’ button on the top right of the screen.
  3. You should now see a new 2015/16 version of your list in ‘My Lists’
  4. The list will remain in draft until you decide to publish it.

Once you’ve published your list, check that it’s linked to a course code (if it is, there will be a course code in red in the the top right of the screen) and use the Resource List tool on Learn or Moodle to link your course and your resource list. There’s a short guide explaining how to do this: Adding the Resource List tool in Learn or Moodle (PDF)

If you need any help, please get in touch: